Light: Full Sun - Partial Shade Soil: Medium Wet- Medium Dry Height: 3 feet Bloom: June, July
Description: Aprairie sedge found in both upland and river bottom prairies. It tolerates a range soils and does well in full sun or light shade. This sedge greens-up in spring before the warm season grasses begin to grow, and the signature copper-colored oval seed heads appear in early summer. The tufted basal growth is usually about two feet high, and the flowering stalks reach up to three feet.
Attracts: Bicknell's Sedge and other sedges that occupy open upland areas are host plants to the Red-legged Grasshopper (Melanoplus femurrubrum), Large-headed Grasshopper (Phoetaliotes nebrascensis)and other grasshoppers. Other insects that feed on such sedges include the Southern Corn Billbug (Sphenophorus callosus) and leaf-mining larvae of the moth Elachista madarella. Some birds eat the seeds during the summer, fall, or winter.
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