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  • Carex lacustris, Lake Sedge
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Product Description

Lake Sedge (Carex Lacustris) is a stout perennial with triangular stems 5-12 dm. in height. Leaves are coarse, M-shaped, bluish-green, 1 m. or more long, and 8-15 mm. wide. Basal sheaths are reddened and have open, feather-like (pinnate) fibers. Pistillate spikelets number 2-4, are 2-10 cm. long, and are sessile or on short stalks. Staminate spikelets number 2-4. The perigynium is 5.5-7.3 mm. long, without hairs, distinctly ribbed, and gradually tapers into a beak. The nutlet is three-angled.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna, Woodland
Soil Moisture Wet, Wet Mesic
Bloom Time


Bloom Color  
Max Height 3 feet
Wetland Code OBL
Germ Code  C(60)
Seeds Per Ounce   11,000


Edible Uses: Unknown

Medicinal Uses: Unknown

Herbal Uses: Unknown,/p>

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