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Illinois Native Plant Guide - Crested Oval Sedge - Pages 52-53

 Illinois Native Plant Guide

Crested Oval Sedge
Carex cristatella

Preferred Water Depth and Inundation Tolerance

Prefers moist soil. Species tolerates up to 6 inches of standing water.

Wildlife Value

Achenes are eaten by waterfowl.

Application/Zone

Good pioneer species for upper shoreline zones and vegetated swales.

Availability, Establishment, and Maintenance

  • Spreads quickly using fresh seed.

Crested Oval Sedge
Carex cristatella

Mature Height
Up to 3 feetCrested Oval Sedge

Plant Type
Perennial sedge

Indicator Status
Facultative Wet (+)

pH
Not available

Nutrient Load Tolerance
Moderate


Salt Tolerance
Not available

Siltation Tolerance
Low

Flowering Color and Time
Green
May to July


Light Preference
Partial to full sun

Seeding Rate
.125 lbs/acre

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