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Greater Straw Sedge, Spreading Oval Sedge
Sun to shade, moderately wet to medium moisture level, tolerant of a wide range of soils except rocky, very strongly acid to neutral pH. 3 foot height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Scattered lightly statewide with greatest concentration in the Interior Low Plateaus
Cool season. Attractive sedge with interesting, bristly seedheads. This sedge has a widespread native range including most of the eastern half of North America. Found in wet woods, thickets, meadows and roadsides. Good for naturalizing.