Do you want a tough wetland plant to stand up against reed canary?Â You have found your sedge!!!!
With wide green leaves, Common Lake Sedge stands out among other finer textured wetland sedges both in stature and texture. At around three to four feet, it is a large upright sedge for any wet to wet-mesic situation and tolerates seasonal flooding along streams and ditches. Skippers, butterflies and moths use this sedge's leaves for food as a larval host, while a large variety of birds consume the seeds as high-value feed. It will form sizable colonies in the right conditions and can stabilizeÂ stream banks.
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