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Belton, MO 64012
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Carex granularis
Carex granularis
Common Name: Meadow Sedge
Meadow Sedge is adapted to very wet soils. It is found in bottomland forests, swamps, wet prairies, moist areas in upland prairies, calcareous glades, and wet open ground. This species is common throughout Missouri except in the northwest corner. Meadow Sedge flowers from May to June. It has leaf blades that are approximately 1/3 of an inch wide and the lowermost leaf sheaths are tinged brown. The stems are erect and are pale green and can have a bluish tint. The male flowers are thin and separate from the larger spikes of female flowers.
Height: 12-30 Inches
Spread: 6-18 Inches
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9