Native Plant Encyclopedia

  Fen Wiregrass SedgeCarex lasiocarpa subsp. americana  

  Recommended Planting Range

  (previously: Carex lasiocarpa)


Wiregrass is the distinctive, wiry-stemmed sedge that dominates cranberry "bogs" or moderately acidic peatlands that have a carpet of sphagnum mosses. It grows on sedge peat or acidic sphagnum peat. It spreads by rhizomes, but it doesn't form dense patches.

fen  wiregrass sedge

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