Lake Sedge (Carex Lacustris) is a stout perennial with triangular stems 5-12 dm. in height. Leaves are coarse, M-shaped, bluish-green, 1 m. or more long, and 8-15 mm. wide. Basal sheaths are reddened and have open, feather-like (pinnate) fibers. Pistillate spikelets number 2-4, are 2-10 cm. long, and are sessile or on short stalks. Staminate spikelets number 2-4. The perigynium is 5.5-7.3 mm. long, without hairs, distinctly ribbed, and gradually tapers into a beak. The nutlet is three-angled.
|Sun Exposure||Prairie, Savanna, Woodland|
|Soil Moisture||Wet, Wet Mesic|
|Max Height||3 feet|
|Seeds Per Ounce||11,000|
Edible Uses: Unknown
Medicinal Uses: Unknown
Herbal Uses: Unknown,/p>