Carex athrostachya (Slenderbeak sedge)

Cool season, densely bunched, native perennial grasslike. Common on disturbed sites and often abundant in wetlands and seasonally wet areas such as meadows, marshes, pond and lake margins, usually colonizing below the high water line. Occurs from lowlands to moderate mountain elevations. Useful for wetland and riparian restoration.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperaceae

Duration: Perennial, long lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Bunchgrass

Mature Height: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14+ in.

Drought Tolerance: None

Shade Tolerance: Medium

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture:

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.8-7.2


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound:

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None