Carex stricta - Common Tussock Sedge Wetland Sedge
A characteristic sedge that grows 2' to 3' tall and forms high clumps, or tussocks, as they age and mature. It has bright green, narrow leaf blades that gracefully arch down from the top of the clump. This foliage is an important food source for the larval stage of the federally endangered Mitchell's Satyr butterfly, as well as providing valuable cover to various wildlife. From April to June, it will produce an inflorescence of 5 to 7 spikelets. This sedge does well in full to partial sunlight in wet soils.
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