Sun: Full, partial, shade

Moisture: Medium-wet to wet

Height: 3'

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


This clump-forming sedge produces yellow-tan seedheads resembling a bristly, tapered bottle-brush. Host plant to a number of butterflies. The seeds provide food for birds. Good for rain gardens. Sedges (and grasses) were the preferred food of the mammoths that once lived in Michigan.

Sedge: Carex stipata (Awl-Fruited Sedge)