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Carex stricta

Carex stricta

Carex stricta

tussock sedge

Photograph(s) by*: CM NRCS, USFWS BES

Characteristics

Height: 1-3.5'
Flowers: May-Aug.; reddish to purple brown

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 3.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy
Flood depth: 0-6"

Habitat

fresh tidal and nontidal marshes, shrub swamps, forested wetlands, wet swales, moist fields

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Songbird *

Notes

grows in clumps; partly persists in winter; tolerates flooding to 6"



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/1298.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004