Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Tussock Sedge

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Carex stricta

Flower Description:

1-3 narrow male spikes above the fruited female spikes (2-5 spikes). Female scales pointed or rounded at the tips.

FamilyCyperaceae
Season Bloom
HabitatPerennial sedge also referred to as upright sedge or hummock sedge. Forms large tussocks over time 8" or more in height. Plant communities include sedge meadows, shallow marshes, vens, shores, streambanks, ditches. Deer & Rabbit resistant.
Cycle
Height3'
Leaf Description2-6 mm wide. The lowest leaves reduced to brown scales. Lower sheaths have ladder-like strands up to the base. Triangular stems, rough to the touch.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun
LocationShoreline, Woodland