USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
What is Jointed Flat Sedge?
- 4-12 spikelets
- 0.23-1 inches long
- About 0.07 inches wide
- 3 stamen
- Does not open to release seed when ripe
- Hollow stems grow from rhizomes
- 0.28-2.17 inches apart
- 1.75-4.75 inches long
- 0.08-0.31 inches thick
- Slightly triangular
Where Does it Grow?
Jointed flat sedge can be found in moist or wet clay meadows, in mud on the edge of lakes, and along streams.
Pros and Cons of Jointed Flat Sedge
Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. These invertebrates in turn are used as food by fish and other wildlife species (e.g. amphibians, reptiles, ducks, etc.). After aquatic plants die, their decomposition by bacteria and fungi provides food (called “detritus”) for many aquatic invertebrates.