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Carex comosa
Carex comosa
Common Name: Longhaired Sedge
This large clumped sedge lives in shallow water, sedge meadows, marshes, and ditches. It requires perennially wet ground to grow. Longhaired Sedge has an erect growth pattern and it blooms in mid-summer. This species can be easily identified by the slender spikelet of male flowers at the end of each reproductive stem, surrounded by spikelets of larger female flowers. Stems are stout and are very triangular
Height: 1-3 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-9