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Fen Star Sedge, Dioecious Sedge, Sterile Sedge
Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, rich soil. 1 foot height.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Only occurs in Fentress County
Cool season. Designated “Possibly Extirpated, Endangered” in Tennessee. Only ccurs in calcareous fens. (Calcareous fen is defined as a wetland characterized by an upwelling of calcium-rich groundwater that often harbors unique or rare vegetation.) Identification of this species is usually very difficult and relies on technical morphological features.