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Carex comosa - Bristly sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex comosa

Bristly sedge

More About Bristly sedge

  • Slow spreading obligate for erosion control
  • Cool season grass for mass planting
  • Year round interest

Carex comosa, Bristly sedge, is a member of the sedge family has a bristly bloom that acts like Velcro.  Bristly sedge stands from 1-2 ½’ tall with wide light green foliage. It prefers full sun but will tolerate part shade and spreads slowly. Great food source and cover for wildlife.

Bloom Color

Green

Carex comosa Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Clumping
Prolific Seeder
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Food
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
Winter Persistant
USDA Hardiness Zone
6
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