USDA, NRCS. 2018. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 28 March 2018). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.
What is Rio Grande Flat Sedge?
- Number of leaves vary
- Grow in dense mass
- Many spikelets growing in rows
- Does not open to release seed when ripe
- Could be round & bulging on both sides
- Could be 3-angled
- Light brown in color
- Hollow stems
Where Does it Grow?
Rio Grande flat sedge can be found in moist places rooted in mud.
Pros and Cons of Rio Grande 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.