Carex microptera

Carex microptera

Small-winged sedge

Previous scientific name(s): Carex festivella, Carex limnophila, Carex macloviana ssp. festivella, Carex macloviana var. microptera, Carex microp

Cool season native perennial that grows in bunches. Occurs in wet meadows, saturated soils and streambanks. Slow to establish. Found at 5,000 to 10,000 ft. elevation. Low forage value and intolerant of shade.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
5,000 
- 10,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
- 3 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
11.90 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
847,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No