Short's Sedge (Carex shortiana)
A wetland sedge that puts on obvious brown spikelets. It’s bunching habit and mildly contrasting foliage color makes it showy to some extent and excellent for borders and pond-edge plantings.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic
Soil Type: Loam
Bloom Time: May
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers are wind pollinated and do not attract insects. Hosts a few butterflies, skippers, and moths such as the eyed brown butterfly, dun skipper, and tufted sedge moth, as well as a few smaller insects. Seeds are important food for game birds, waterfowl, and some songbirds. Roots are occasionally eaten by moles.