• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    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?

The mississippi river at night.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, more than 50 cities rely on the Mississippi River for their daily water supply.