Clumping grass-like sedge with small seed heads.
Other Uses: Y
Soil: Moist to dry
Watering: Drought-tolerant, prefers moist conditions.
Sun: Partial shade
Usually found at: Forest openings, moist woodlands, stream banks, and clearings
Leaves: Basal and alternate, mostly near the base. 0.6 to 4.2 mm wide, Leaves are hairless and smooth, V-shaped in cross-section when young.
Flowers: Dewey sedge bears an inflorescence that averages from 2-6 cm in length, consisting of 2-8 spikes per stem. The spikes range from green to tan in colour, are erect, and are attached directly to the stem in a loosely clustered manner.
Berries: Has a two-sided lens shaped achene which ranges from 1-2 mm in length.
First Nations uses: Indigenous peoples in America used the leaves of some species of sedge for thread as decoration. Leaves and stems are still used for basketry.
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