SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex cristatella
COMMON NAME: Crested Oval Sedge, Crested Sedge
BLOOM TIME: June, July, Aug
- Caterpillars of various butterflies, skippers, & moths feed on wetland sedges.
- Other insects feed on sedges as food source include sedge grasshoppers, semi-aquatic leaf beetles, billbugs, larvae of miscellaneous flies, seed bugs, plant bugs, aphids, & leafhoppers.
- Seeds and seed heads of wetland sedges are an important source of food for wetland birds, including ducks, rails, and grain eating songbirds.
- Most mammalian herbivores feed on the foliage sparingly.
- Meadow voles feed on both the foliage and rootstocks.