Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: John Hilty, Illinois Wildflowers; Andy Szatko, Omaha Stormwater Program
Height: 24 – 36 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions: forms tussocks (clumps) in wet conditions; spreading into large colonies under drier conditions; good groundcover for light shade areas


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 soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
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Plant Form

rhizomatous to clump-forming


Foliage

evergreen; narrow and grass-like


Flowers

reddish-brown blooms May-June; not showy

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