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A member of the angiosperm (flowering) plant family, Mountain Sedges (Carex Montana), are also a grass species belonging to the genus Carex. Although over 5000 species of sedge grow naturally worldwide, sedges are primarily native to Central Russia, Europe, and Western U.S. states.
Mountain sedges, like other sedges, exhibit just one leaf from a germinating seed. This characteristic puts them in the monocotyledons group of plants, or plants with a seed-contained embryo and one seed leaf. Sedges growing in the wild propagate by catching pollen in the air. Pollination results in the plant's ovary forming a single-seed fruit that resembles a nut. Depending on where sedge is native, pollination may also occur when animals with pollen stick to their fur pass by the plant.
The appearance of Mountain Sedge
At first glance, these uniquely attractive plants resemble common grasses. Stems have three angles that distinguish them from other grasses. Due to their preference for moister soil, sedge stems are not hollow. This trait allows mountain sedges to retain water in times of dryness. Blade-like, deciduous leaves exhibit parallel veins and remarkably visible midribs that reach upward from the stalk.
Mountain Sedge Flowers
Perennial sedges have unbranched stalks that bear purplish-brown flower "spikes" in the spring. Since they are monocots, their flowers bloom in whorls of threes (trimerous). Wildlife relies on native mountain sedges and other similar species for habitat purposes and as forage. Herbivores eat Flowers, roots, and leaves, and birds and mammals also use omnivores for constructing nests.
Soil Preference of Mountain Sedge
A hardy plant, this grass tolerates loam, clay, sand, alkaline soil, and cold temperatures. However, they thrive best in soils with a moderate pH--between five and six. When soil is too alkaline, plants have difficulty absorbing nutrients. Alternately, soil that is too acidic allows plants to consume nutrients too quickly. Plants that can't process nutrients fast enough are likely to languish for a short period and wither.
To reduce the acidity of the soil, add some lime. How much lime you may need to add depends on soil composition. For example, clay soil with low pH requires more lime, while sandy soil with low pH requires more lime. Apply lime during late fall and winter to give lime time to moderate soil pH.
Gardening and Landscaping with Mountain Sedges
This ornamental and easy-to-grow plant will fit seamlessly into flower gardens, rock gardens, and landscaping projects. Whether you are searching for border edging, attractive foliage, or eye-catching flowers, this pot-friendly plant is the ideal choice for discriminating plant enthusiasts.
Reaching about eight to nine inches in height, they work pretty well as a fascinating backdrop for flowers or plants, are low maintenance, and attract various wildlife. However, it is deer resistant if you live where deer are plentiful. Sedges are known to attract butterflies and provide food for birds.
If you need the perfect ground cover, this decorative grass should be your first choice. Regular watering, moderately alkaline soil
, and partial sun are all sedges need to thrive in your backyard.