Carex bicknellii (Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge)
Carex bicknellii (Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge) is one of the only common prairie sedge. It performs well in sunny normal to dry conditions. Standing at 2 and a half feet tall at the most, Bicknells 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 sedge to set seed in the season that can also serve as a food source for game and songbirds.
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