Marsh Sedge

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Latin Name- Schoenoplectus lacustris Hardy Zone- 5-9 Mature Height- 1-3ft Sun Or Shade- Full Sun


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Marsh Sedge - Carex Sartwellii.

Marsh sedge is often the nesting grounds for many marsh birds like cranes and herons. It would make an excellent natural touch for any water garden. Marsh sedge can also help with erosion. What makes this sedge stand out from the other sedges is that it does not grow in clumps but colonies. Marsh sedge has a brownish- black stem that can grow up to 4 feet. There are up 10 to 25 spikes crowed at the tip of the steam. Each peak measures 1 to 1 1/2 inches long. The leaves are green and veiny with a white transparent tip. 3 to 5 leaves are forming an alternating pattern up the base of the stalk. The leaves grow up to 9 inches long and 5 mm wide. Marsh sedge produces fruit from late spring to early summer. Each spike holds 3 to 25 seeds. The seeds act as food for many marsh birds. Marsh sedge is a perennial grass so it will grow back every year with no effort. This sedge grows best in wet to the medium damp soil. It also requires full sunlight. It grows in hardiness zones 5-9. Marsh sedge is grown natively in the northern United States.

Marsh Sedge attracts wildlife. Marsh sedge grows in groups in the marsh. It likes very wet conditions. It is a nesting place for sea or marsh birds. Cranes and herons like this for a place to rest and eat. It has an inconspicuous flowering end. It is in the Cyperaceae family. Marsh Sedge is a perennial grass. As a perennial grass, it only needs to be planted once. Marsh Sedge does well in different soil conditions. This sedge will also bring lots of birds to a lawn or landscape. It is a perennial and has a long life. Like most sedge, it will help with erosion. It is native to North America.

Marsh Sedge - Carex Sartwellii.



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