COMMON NAMES: Bull Sedge, Broad-leaved Woolly Sedge, Woolly Sedge
BLOOM TIME: May,June, July, Aug
It stands 1-2 ½ ft. tall, with medium green leaf blades which Leave blades are medium green & 10 in. long x 5mm wide. Like other sedges, the stems are 3 angled or triangular rather than round like flowers or grasses.
It has short and bristly spikelets with a grainy appearance.
Spikelets are 1 ft. long x 1/4 in. across.
and turn brown after blooming
Habitat: full sun with wet or moist conditions, likes wet prairies, flood plains, woodlands, & roadside ditches.
Mostly seen in north and central Illinois, seldom south.
Waterfowl, rails, and other wetland birds eat the seeds and/or seed heads.
The Canada Goose also eats the leaves.
Muskrats occasionally eat the rootstocks, culms, and young shoots.