More About Carex stipata
- Tuft-forming grass with an upright, cascading habit
- Leaves are green, about 6 mm wide, triangular in cross section
- Brownish-green flower heads look like bushy foxtails
- Seed heads are erect, vertical, up to 8 cm long
- Possibly the most common sedge in Ontario wetlands
- 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.
Awl Fruited Sedge Growing and Maintenance Tips
Best grown in full sun, in moist to wet conditions, like standing water. Colonizes slowly by rhizomes.
Carex stipata Characteristics
Soil MoistureWetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils