Carex strickta Tussock sedge
Carex stricta Lam.
(Wetland Species) Tufted Sedge that enjoys wetland type areas. Their colonies form by underground rhizomes. Beautiful, Bright Green foliage grows upright and arches like fountain waters. It is native to Eastern & Central North America and found as far west as Texas!
It is host to such species as the Appalachian Brown Butterfly and the Eyed Brown Butterflies. Wetland birds and turtles also like to to eat the seeds that it produces. The sedge wren feeds & nests in this sedge.
Great for naturalizing 'wet' areas
Photo Courtesy of Our Growing Friends at Tidwell Nurseries in Greenville, Georgia
|Category||Ornamental (Wetlands) Sedge|
|Foliage Type||Perennial Grass
|Height||3' - 4'
|Spread||1' - 2'|
|Primary Foliage Color||Bright Green
|Seasonal Foliage Color||
|Flower Color||Brown (cat-tail shaped)|
|Sun Preferences||Light Shade - Full Sun|
|Water Preferences||Wet to Moist|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||5 to 8|