Carex rostrata (Beaked sedge)

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native grasslike perennial, sodformer occurring in shallow water or wet soils around waterways and sometimes in wet meadows from low to moderately high elevations. Very common throughout its range. Only moderately palatable but provides good habitat for wildlife. 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: Rhizomatous

Mature Height:  41 in.

Annual Precipitation: 10+ in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Tolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture:

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.5-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 444,000

Seeding Rate: 7 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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