SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex lacustris
COMMON NAMES: Common Lake Sedge, Lakebank Sedge, Hairy Sedge, Ripgut Sedge
BLOOM TIME: May, June, July
- Many insects feed on foliage, stems, & seeds including several aquatic leaf beetles, Sedge Billbug, many aphids, and the spittlebug.
- Other insects that feed on sedge include grasshoppers, caterpillars of several skippers, caterpillars of the Appalachian Brown and Eyed Brown butterflies, & caterpillars of several moths