Carex aquatilis (Water sedge)

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native grasslike perennial. Occurs in shallow water, wet or swampy soils from mid to high elevations. Excellent for wetland habitat restoration. Excellent palatability to both livestock and wildlife. Good forage producer; often a significant component of meadow hay. Important species in riparian restoration.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 33 in.

Annual Precipitation: 15-65 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: Low

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: High

pH Range: 4.0-7.5


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 

Seeding Rate: 5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None