• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area

    Mississippi

    National River & Recreation Area Minnesota

Pointed Broom Sedge

Description: Perennial, 0.5-3 ' tall. Stems erect, triangular in cross-section, rough. Leaves are slender, light green about 1/8 " inch wide and usually much shorter than the stem. Flowers are straw colored or pale brown and occur on ends of stems.

Habitat: Found on open swamps, wet meadows and on shorelines throughout much of the United States.

Flowers blooms from July - October.

 
Pointed Broom Sedge
 

Pointed Broom Sedge
Carex scoparia

Did You Know?

The wide Mississippi River

At Lake Onalaska, near LaCrosse WI, the Mississippi River is about 4 miles wide. The combination of water held behind Lock and Dam #7 and water held by damming the Black River form this broad reach of the Mississippi River.