A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants
Hairy Sedge, Lakebank Sedge, Common Lake Sedge
Sun to shade, wet to medium moisture level, adaptable to most soils except rocky, moderately acid to neutral pH. 2 ½ – 4 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and moderately fast by rhizomes.
Germination Code: C(60)
Native Region: Occurs in two counties – Hardin and Montgomery
Cool season. Designated a “Threatened Species” in Tennessee. Stout, slender grass-like plant with seed capsules hanging high on the stem. One of the largest sedges with unusually long leaves. Useful for control of water erosion along ponds or slow-moving rivers. Attracts butterflies.