Carex nebrascensis (Nebraska sedge)

Cool season, rhizomatous, sod-forming perennial grasslike. Occurs in wet and often alkaline soils. Widespread and important riparian and wetland species, more xeric than other sedges, able to thrive in dry sites as long as its roots remain wet; up to 9,500 ft. elevation. Good palatability to livestock and extremely valuable for providing forage and cover for waterfowl. Excellent for riparian reclamation.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Cyperaceae

Duration: Perennial, long-lived

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool season

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 12-36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 14 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.7-7.4


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 534,000

Seeding Rate: 5 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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