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Common Yellow Lake Sedge, Northwest Territory Sedge
Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, adaptable to a wide range of soils except rocky, moderately acid to slightly alkaline pH. 2-4 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Only occurs in Johnson County
Cool season. This is a wetland plant with a strong, extensive rhizomatous root system which provides excellent erosion control. Thrives in marshy conditions, and its prickly green seedheads form throughout the summer and fall.