Carex hystericina is a perennial sedge that has grassy, triangular stems (Sedges have edges) They create colonies on shorelines, in wet meadows and marshes. They prefer to grow in water less than 12” deep and provide important cover for nesting and food for a wide variety of songbirds, upland game birds, shorebirds, and waterfowl, even frogs and salamanders. They also serve as a buffer against shoreline erosion.
A Native, Naturally! Grass, it prefers full sun to part sun in any, wet to moist soil.