SPECIES ID / Riparian Plants – Aquatic

Beaked sedge

Carex rostrata


Category: emergent
Height: 1.2 m
Moisture: wet
Shade: intolerant
Beaver Protection Required: no
Habitat Notes:

Identification Tips:

• Large, common sedge
• Often grows in clumps sometimes in dense stands
• Easily confused with several other sedges

Restoration Notes:

• High humus required
• Permanent water preferred
• Often grows with willows and other wetland shrubs