Carex bicknellii
(prairie (copper-shouldered) sedge)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides, Top of Berm


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
relatively tolerant of variable soil moisture (dry to wet); foliage may die back during hot, dry summers; can naturalize


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Sand or Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
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Plant Form

clump-forming; can colonize

Foliage

narrow and grass-like

Flowers

yellowish green, insignificant, April to July; on stalks up to 36” long; seed heads not showy

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