Carex stipata (Awlfruit sedge)

Cool season, tall, native perennial grasslike. Grows in dense clumps. Widely distributed across the northern latitudes of the U.S. Adapted to seasonally flooded wetlands, marsh edges and sites with still or slow moving water, usually in full sun. Excellent seed producer; floating seeds are a visible food source for waterfowl. Useful in habitat restoration, wetland projects and detention basins.

native distribution

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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: 12-36 in.

Annual Precipitation: 12 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: 4.9-7.9


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 564,000

Seeding Rate: 6-8 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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