Plant family: Cyperaceae - Sedge
Plant type: Grass-like
Plant origin: N/A, California
Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand, Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian
Clay, Sandy Loam
Fire Resistance, Good in Containers, Hedges and Screens, Important to Native People
This a medium height grass that has sturdy, triangular shaped blades and produces blossoms in a triangular pattern. The brownish-white blooms appear in the early spring and attract bees and other pollinating varities of insect. They prefer wet to moist soil and will spread to upwards of 100 ft. if allowed, so plant carefully. All parts of the grass is used by mammals and birds, making it a good, fast growing hedge or screen at your pond edge.
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