Carex Trisperma, Three Seeded Sedge
It loves wetlands, forests and swamps. It likes shade and mostly does well there. It is smooth and hairless variety. This perennial herb spreads underground with rhizomes (stems). It can grow as tall as 1 meter. Fruit is present usually from mid-June to late August. It would do well on stream banks, wetlands and lake edges.
This plant has a very beautiful green color. The three seeded sedge has berries that grow on it in the spring. The berries on this grass are edible but they are very sour and not soft. This kind of native grass is easily adaptable and can grow anywhere that it is planted as long as the soil is wet and moist. This plant has no hairs on the stems of branches.
Three Seeded Sedge is classified as a sedge and can often be found growing up to 3 feet tall
It loves to grow in wet shaded areas, around trees and along river banks. This plant has small flowers which will bloom June to August. It is better to plant in large clumps. The stems change color from light green to a dark brownish color as it gets mature. Growing in climate zones 3 to 9 makes this a very versatile plant. It is a small grower but does well around lakes and ponds.