Natural Shore Technologies
Using ecology to restore land and water
Plains oval sedge, also known as short-beak sedge, grows in drier habitats than most other sedges. It is very adaptable and can tolerate drought as well as seasonal flooding. The spikelets are oval in shape and narrowly-beaked, which gives a spiky appearance. The spikelets mature to golden brown in the fall. Plains oval sedge is found in prairies, savannas, and rock outcrops.
full sun to full shade
1 – 2 ft.
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