Upright, mounding sedge with dark brown to black rhizomes, small spiked inflorescences, and narrow, mostly basal leaves. Species of prairies and other open areas in western states; adventive in lower Midwest roadside ditches, near railroad tracks and other disturbed areas. High salt tolerance. Plants may be monoecious or dioecious. Native to western US and central Kansas; adventive populations in Kansas City and St. Louis. Use is not recommended outside of urban areas.
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Expressway Sedge/Clustered Field Sedge
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