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Carex lacustris

Also called Lake-bank Sedge


More About Carex lacustris

  • A.K.A Carex riparia
  • Large upright grass with leaves and seeds growing off the same stem
  • Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross section
  • Foliage is green to blue-green in colour
  • Brown seed capsules are displayed near the top of each stem in the spring
  • Some stems produce infertile seeds
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring to early summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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.

 

 

Zone:

5

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Hairy Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips

The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous, often forming colonies of plants. Not suited to most small landscapes. Best grown in full sun to partial shade, and moist to wet conditions.


Carex lacustris Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Wetland (Root submerged)

Attributes

Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge