SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex brevior
COMMON NAMES: Plains Oval Sedge, Shortbeak Sedge, Fescue Sedge, Brevior Sedge
- Sedges in sunny upland areas are food source especially for grasshoppers who also feed on grasses.
- Other insects feeders include the larvae of billbugs, larvae of leafminer flies, & miscellaneous aphids.
- Seeds of sedges in sunny upland areas eaten by upland gamebirds, sparrows, and longspurs.
- Grass feeding mammalian herbivores will feed on less preferred sedges.