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Dunn's Woods Restoration and Education Project
Photo of Frank's Sedge

Illinois Wildflowers -





Frank's Sedge (Carex frankii)

Native perennial sedge of floodplain woodlands, wet areas along rivers, and sedge meadows

Partial to full sun and wet to moist conditions (plant in low, wet areas)

Spikelets change color from green to brown as they mature, June - October

Grows 1 - 2.5 ft.

Faunal Associations:

    • Caterpillars of butterflies, skippers, and moths will feed on Carex, as well as some grasshoppers
    • However, Carex spp. are wind-pollinated

Fun Fact: Named for Dr. Joseph Frank, a groundbreaking botanist from Ohio

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