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Native perennial sedge of swamps, sloughs, and wet meadows and prairies
Slight shade to full sun and wet to moist conditions (plant in low, wet areas)
Spikelets change color from whitish green to bronze as they mature, May - July
Grows 2 - 4 ft.
Faunal Associations: Fringed Sedge is eaten by a variety of insects, including
Fun Fact: The seeds and foliage of Fringed Sedge are a source of food for ducks, rails, turtles, White-Tailed Deer, and Black Bears; muskrats feed on the roots, stems, and sprouts
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