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Carex aquaticus

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Species Name: Carex aquaticus
Common Name: Water Sedge

Recommended as companion plant near streams, marsh, or lake. Excellent for both wildlife forage and erosion control.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 1' H x 3' W
Growth Habit: Creeping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Winter dormant
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 0 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Klamath Range, North Coast Range, High Sierra Nevada, San Bernardino Mtns, Warner Mtns, White and Inyo Mountains
Natural Habitat: Wet places below 9700'

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