Sun: Full, partial, shade

Moisture: Medium to wet

Height: 3'

Genotype: Winona, MN (shares a Level II ecosystem, Mixed Woods Plains, with Southeastern Michigan).


This attractive, clump-forming sedge produces light-green spiky seedballs that provide visual interest. Tolerates containers. A good candidate for rain gardens. Sedges (and grasses) were the preferred food of the mammoths that once lived in Michigan.

Sedge: Carex grayi (Gray's Sedge)