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Belton, MO 64012
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Carex lacustris
Carex lacustris
Common Name: Lake Bank Sedge
Lake Bank Sedge is a great choice for plantings on the shores of lakes and ponds. It spreads through rhizomes to form colonies and helps with erosion control. The leaves are a bluish-green color and have a reddish tinge near the triangular base of the plant. This species is rare where it is found in northern Missouri in its natural habitat of lakesides, marshes, and bottomland prairies. Lake Bank Sedge flowers from May to August.
Height: 3-5 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 3-7