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Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd.
Owlfruit sedge, Stalk-grain sedge, Awl-fruited sedge
USDA Symbol: cast5
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A slender, bunchgrass-like plant, this perennial sedge grows 2-3 ft. tall, with a cluster of brown seed capsules clinging high on each stem. Leaves are coarse and elongate.
Makes up 25% of the diet of the swamp sparrow (Kershaw)
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
Apr Bloom Notes: Perianth
AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: AB
, YT Native Distribution:
Transcontinental Canada, s. to FL, LA, KS & CA Native Habitat:
Low, wet grounds USDA Native Status: L48(N), AK(N), CAN(N),
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Wet soil to standing water.
Conditions Comments: Not Available
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Native plants to stop pond bank erosion
June 04, 2008
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Record Modified: 2010-04-25
Research By: TWC Staff