• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Awl Fruited Sedge

Description: One to 3.5 feet tall. Relatively large green-to-black spike-like inflorescence, with long, bright green strap-like leaves growing from a clump below.

Stems clump-forming to 3' tall, stout, shorter than leaves. Leaf blades to 3/8" wide. Sheaths loose, papery.

Awl Fruited Sedge

Awl Fruited Sedge
Carex stipata

Did You Know?

Itasca, Headwaters of the Mississippi River

The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.