One sided, horizontal, purple tinged spikelets in July-September, very unusual.
Size: 2' x 12" Care: sun in dry to moist well-drained soil. Deer resistant. Native: Manitoba & all US except SE & Pacific NW, Wisconsin native Wildlife Value: attracts butterflies
For the Navajo this was a “life medicine” and an antidote to an overdose of “life medicine.” Also used to cure sore throats and cuts – chew on the root and blow on the cut. Navajo girls carried it in the Squaw Dance. Hopi made baskets from this grass. Zuni made brooms & hairbrushes from it. Several tribes ate this & made bedding for their animals from this. 1st collected for horticulture by Humboldt & Bonpland in early 1800’s.
Carex davalliana Bath’s sedge, Davall’s sedge Z 4-8