SCIENTIFIC NAME: Carex bicknellii
COMMON NAME: Prairie Oval Sedge, Copper-shouldered Oval Sedge, Bicknell's Sedge
- Host plants to the Red-legged Grasshopper, Large-headed Grasshopper, & other grasshoppers.
- Southern Corn Billbug feeds on sedges.
- Some upland gamebirds & grain eating songbirds eat seeds in summer, fall, or winter including Ring-Necked Pheasant, Greater Prairie Chicken, Horned Lark, Savannah Sparrow, Henslow's Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, Snow Bunting, Lapland Longspur, & Slate-Colored Junco.
- Sedges not preferred as food source but are grazed occasionally by hoofed mammalian herbivores.