Carex bicknellii (Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge)


Carex bicknellii (Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge) is one of the only common prairie sedges.  It performs well in sunny normal to dry conditions. Standing at 2 and a half feet tall at the most, Bicknell’s Sedge has a triangular stem and around 3-6 spikelets on its inflorescence. A more widely common sedge, attractive with an upright appearance it is one of the first sedges to set seed in the season that can also serve as a food source for game and songbirds.

  • Sun Exposure Savanna/Woodland
  • Soil Conditions Wet, Wet Mesic
  • Height 2-3'
  • Flower Color Green
  • Flower Time April-May

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