• Mississippi National River and Recreation Area


    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?

Lock and Dam Number 1 from a long distance.

At Lake Itasca, the elevation of the Mississippi River is 1,475 feet above sea level. It drops to sea level at the Gulf of Mexico. More than half of that drop occurs within the state of Minnesota.