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Carex shortiana
Carex shortiana
Common Name: Short's Sedge
Short's Sedge is a good choice for wetland restoration projects. This common species occurs naturally in wet meadows, moist prairies, swamps, bottomland forests, and along the banks of ponds and streams. Its characteristic upright seedheads appear from May to June and turn a chocolate brown color. Leaves originate at or near the base of the plant and are a greenish-blue color. Unlike many sedges, male and female flowers appear on different plants. Rhizomes are absent or very small. Flowering stems are very triagonal.
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 1-2 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-6