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Carex scoparia - Pointed broom sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex scoparia

Pointed broom sedge

More About Pointed broom sedge

  • Wetland margin, wet meadows and fields
  • Tight bunches of flowering culms with green inflorescence mid summer

Carex scoparia, Pointed broom sedge, is an attractive clumping sedge with fine textured foliage.  Pointed broom sedge grows 1-2’ tall and provides great food and cover for song birds in wet meadow habitats.  Pointed broom sedge blooms from late June until the end of July in open wet meadows or along wooded wetland edges in partial sun.

Bloom Color

Yellow

Carex scoparia Characteristics & Attributes

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