Mud Sedge

Mud Sedge Plant Information

Mud Sedge grows in the following 30 states:

Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Oregon, California, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Rhode Island, Washington

Carex limosa is a species of sedge known by the common names bog-sedge,mud sedge and shore sedge.

This sedge is an aquatic or shore plant which can most often be found in peat bogs in mountains. It is widely distributed across North America and northern Eurasia.
Carex limosa has a large rhizome and hairy roots. It produces a stem which is generally just under half a meter in height and has a few basal leaves which are long and threadlike. The tip of the stem is often occupied by a staminate spikelet, and below this hang one or more nodding pistillate spikelets. Some spikelets may have both male and female parts, however. Each fruit is a few millimeters long and spade-shaped.

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