Plant family: Cyperaceae - Sedge
Plant type: Grass-like
Plant origin: N/A, California
Freshwater Wetlands, Oak Woodland, Riparian
Clay, Adaptable, Riverbed Silt
Attracts Wildlife, Tolerant of Clay Soil
Native perennial. Prefers wet soil, clay or gravel. Good seasonal stream stabilizer but spreads profusely and can become invasive. Slender, grass-like leaves grow from the base of the stem, the flowers are golden- brown colored, with the rays extending out from a central point with clusters of spikelets on the ends. Flowers and fruits spread out in feathery spikes almost like the ends of an umbrella (thus the name umbrella sedge).
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