Porcupine Sedge

Porcupine Sedge

Carex hystericina 


A valuable species for marsh and wet meadow wetland restorations. The plant gets its name from the bristly flower spikes.  C. hystericina provides food for many species of wetland birds including the Black Duck. Would add to species diversity along a pond.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Perennial

    Height: 1-3 Feet

    Blooms: June to August

    Bloom Colour: Green

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Wet, Loam/Organic & Average Soil

    Habitat: Wet Meadows, Swamps & Shores

Pot Sizes

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(Ignatius Jesuit Centre)

5420 Hwy 6 

Guelph ON 

N1H 6J2

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Guelph, ON

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