Carex squarrosa / Squarrose Sedge
Squarrose sedge is a grass-like plant of wet meadows, marshes, and swamps with a compact, upright form and a seedhead that looks like a medieval mace. Its vertical architecture gives dynamic, structural strength to gardens amd restorations.
A robust groundcover that can help keep weeds at bay. Plant in drifts. Great for rain gardens and thrives in average soils, too.
Host plant for many butterflies, including: Appalachian Brown, Black Dash, Dion Skipper, Dun Skipper, Eyed Brown, Georgia Satyr, Mulberry Wing, and Two-spotted Skipper.
A successful component of our no-tech pond. Read more about it on our blog.
Height: 2′ Blooms: May
Siting: Moist to wet soil, sun to part sun
Deer Resistance: High