More About Carex hystericina
- Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
- Leaves are green, about 6 mm wide, triangular in cross section
- Prickly cylindrical spikelets
- Seed heads droop downward, up to 8 cm long
- Bloom Time: June
- Grass Type: Cool Season
Native to Ontario and much of North America.
Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.
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The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous and often forming colonies of plants. Grows best in full sun or partial shade, and moist to wet conditions.
Carex hystericina Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum