• 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?

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.