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Carex lacustris - Lake bank sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex lacustris

Lake bank sedge

More About Lake bank sedge

  • Spreads rapidly
  • Blue-green foliage
  • Blooms early to mid-summer

Carex lacustris, Lake bank sedge, is a rapidly spreading rhizomatous plant and a great soil stabilizer for an area with full sun. Lake bank sedge has very upright blue-green foliage and blooms in early to mid summer. Grows 1-2’ tall.


Height

1-2 ft

Bloom Color

Brown

USDA Hardiness Zone 5 - 7

Carex lacustris Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Shade
Mature Height
1' - 2'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Blue
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
5
6
7
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