Hairy Sedge

Carex lacustris

Also called Lake-bank Sedge

  • A.K.A Carex riparia
  • Large upright grass with leaves and seeds growing off the same stem
  • Stems are bluish-green, triangular in cross section
  • Foliage is green to blue-green in colour
  • Brown seed capsules are displayed near the top of each stem in the spring
  • Some stems produce infertile seeds
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring to early summer
  • Grass Type: Cool Season



100-125 cm

50-60 cm

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Substitutions Are Available

Growing and Maintenance Tips:

The root system is fibrous and rhizomatous, often forming colonies of plants. Not suited to most small landscapes. Best grown in full sun to partial shade, and moist to wet conditions.

Additional Notes about Hairy Sedge:

Native to Ontario

Cool Season Grasses: These grasses do the majority of their growing in early spring and start again when temperatures start to cool in the fall. During the warmer summer months, they stop growing and some will even go dormant. Cool season grasses flower in the spring or early summer. Most cool season grasses grow best in a consistently moist soil.




suitable substitutions for Carex lacustris