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- The pointed broom sedge remains hardy from zone 4 to zone 8. It prefers wet prairies, marshy areas, and the edges of bodies of water and full sun conditions for optimal growth.
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Carex Scoparia- Pointed Broomsedge
Pointed Broom Sedge Appearance Pointed broom sedge grows nearly anywhere in the continental United States. This sedge grows from 1.5 to 2.5 inches tall. Pointed broom sedge grows in tight bunches with flowering culms, or grass stems, and alternate leaves. The color of the pointed broom sedge ranges from light to medium green. Each culm looks slender, is stiff and contains three angled culms, and feels rough to the touch under the flowering portion of the plant. Leaves of this sedge can be up to 10 inches long and are full, growing up to one-eighth of an inch across. The inflorescence of this plant consists of five to 10 small flowering spices. At first, these spikes are a light green color, but they turn to a brown or tan shade as the sedge ages. Male floret portions of the pointed broomsedge are located below the female florets. The sedge’s spikes are shaped as an elliptical-lanceolate, and broader at the bottom than they are at the top. The pointed broom sedge blooms from late spring to the middle of the summer. The seeds of this plant are very lightweight and are quickly distributed via wind or water. The pointed broom sedge contains roots that are short-rhizomatic and fibrous. Growing Conditions of the Pointed Broom Sedge The pointed broom sedge remains hardy from zone 4 to zone 8. It prefers wet prairies, marshy areas, and the edges of bodies of water and full sun conditions for optimal growth. This sedge plant prefers full to partial sun and conditions in the saturated soil. For this reason, pointed broom sedge makes an excellent addition to areas around water features such as ponds. Pointed broomsedge is deer resistant. The seeds remain a favorite food for some insects, ducks, and turtles. The stems and flowers of this sedge also provide amphibians and waterfowl with hiding and nesting places.