• Seed

    Cardno has both standard and custom seed mixes that provide a key part of the success of any restoration or native planting project.
  • Plants

    Cardno’s more than 350 native plant species are available in a variety of options to quickly create native habitats and stabilize project sites.
  • Trees & Shrubs

    Cardno has more than 50 species of Midwestern genotype bare-root trees and shrubs available for installation.
  • Erosion Control

    Cardno’s wide selection of bioengineering materials is used by the Cardno Services Team to help control erosion on disturbed sites and stabilize streambanks, lakeshores, and steep slopes.
  • Inventory

    Download Cardno's current inventory of seed, plants, and trees and shrubs, updated on a regular basis.

Cardno Native Plant Nursery

The Cardno Native Plant Nursery has more than 350 species of native plant and seed in stock, in addition to genotype-specific seed. Our full-service native plant nursery, located in Walkerton, Indiana, can immediately provide native plant and seed material, from wetland and prairie seed mixes to the deep-rooted native plants critical for shoreline stabilization and erosion control. Our team can also perform contract growing or create a custom seed mix for your next native landscape project.  We also provide natural coir bioengineering materials  that can be prevegetated with appropriate native species  to help advance ecological restoration and stabilization work.
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Common Tussock Sedge

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.

To find out more about common tussock sedge and other native species, click here.