Carex rostrata

Carex rostrata

Beaked sedge

Previous scientific name(s): Carex rostrata var. ambigens

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native grasslike perennial, sod former occurring in shallow water or wet soils around waterways and sometimes in wet meadows from low to moderately high elevations. Very common throughout its range. Only moderately palatable but provides good habitat for wildlife. Useful for wetland and riparian restoration.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
10 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

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

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Not Adapted
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
7.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
444,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No