Carex scoparia Pointed Broom Sedge
A wetland sedge often found in swamps, and moist or dry open ground. The seed heads resemble a broomstick, hence the common name. Carex scoparia grows in bunches and will tolerate a variety of soil textures. Not to be confused with Andropogon virginicus, which also has the common name "broom sedge".
Grows in dense tufts. Stems are 3-angled and usually longer than the leaves. Leaves are narrow (1-3 mm wide). The seed heads are at the ends of the stems and are shaped like a pointed witch’s broom.
Coarse to fine textured mineral and organic soils
Throughout the continental United States, excluding Florida, Texas, and Nevada.
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