Carex praegracilis (Meadow sedge)

Cool season, native perennial grasslike with aggressive black rhizomes. Occurs in seasonally moist wetland areas and prairies, from low elevations up to 10,000 ft. Adapted to fine, medium and coarse alkaline and serpentine soils. Highly palatable to livestock and wildlife and tolerant of grazing and trampling. Useful for riparian and wetland reclamation. Occasionally used as a low maintenance lawn, requiring little mowing and irrigation and able to withstand foot traffic.

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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: 24 in.

Annual Precipitation: 10+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.3-6.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 664,900

Seeding Rate: 3-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Summer

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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