Carex aquatilis

Carex aquatilis

Water sedge

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous native, grasslike perennial occurring in shallow water, wet or swampy soils from mid to high elevations. Excellent palatability to both livestock and wildlife. Good forage producer; often a significant component of meadow hay. Important species in riparian reclamation.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
15 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Medium: 
Marginal
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Average

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Best
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
485,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No