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Green Landscaping: Greenacres

Native Plants of the Great Lakes

North Branch Restoration Project Seed Book

grass Carex Davisii / Family: Cyperaceae
Awned Graceful Sedge, Swink/Wilhelm #7


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FLOWERING: May to July

SEED TIMING: Mid-June to early July

HABITAT: Wooded floodplains, moist thickets and wet prairies

DIAGNOSTIC FEATURES: Grows 1.5 to 3 feet tall. The only sedge with smooth perigynia and hairy leaves.

TO PICK: Strip stalk or pick entire head when spikelets turn toasty golden brown.


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