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Scirpus microcarpus

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Species Name: Scirpus microcarpus
Common Name: Sedge

Excellent marsh plant for erosion control; Good wildlife habitat especially for waterfowl. Spreads by runners.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Sedge
Height by Width: 2' H x 5' W
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Throughout California except Deserts
Natural Habitat: Marshes, wet meadows, streambanks, ponds below 9700'

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