Carex hystericina
(bottlebrush (porcupine) sedge)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Photo by John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers

Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  36 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
almost always naturally occurs in wetlands; growth during cool seasons, dormant when hot; seed valued by wetland birds


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

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

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

tuft-forming; rhizomatous colonies

Foliage

narrow, grass-like

Flowers

May-July; green prickly spikelets turning brown

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