Carex stricta, Tussock sedge,

Carex stricta (Tussock sedge)
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Botanic Name (s):     Carex stricta                                                                                                                                         

Common Name(s):    Tussock sedge     Upright sedge

Mature height :1-3.5ft

Mature spread:2-3ft

Flower Color/ Bloom Time :        May-August, red-purple rown  

Sun Exposure:  Full Sun    

Soil moisture:   Moist      Wet

Soil Ph:3-5.7

Soil Type: Clay Soil- High clay content, fine texture        

Loamy Soil- mostly silt, sand, some clay                     

Sandy soil, coarse texture                                                                                          

Native Habitat:       Fresh tidal and non-tidal marshes, shrub swamps, floodplain forests, hardwood swamps              

Notes:        Grows in clumps, tolerates flooding to 6 inches                            

Fragrant     Erosion Control       Flood Tolerant                                                   

Average Wildlife Value:   Songbirds      

OBL- Almost always occur in wetlands                                                                                                         

Native to Coastal Regions

Native To Mountain Regions                                                

Native to Piedmont Regions   

Native Grass

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