Updated: May 6, 2020
Photo: Don Yurewicz
Three-way Sedge is a common sedge in shallow water along the margins of the lake. It is easy to identify from its unique 3-ranked leaves combined with round stems and spikes arising from the leaf axils.
This plant is an important food source for wildlife. It is grazed by muskrats, and the seeds are consumed by waterfowl and small birds. Submerged portions of all aquatic plants provide habitats for many micro and macro invertebrates. It is also important for bank and substrate stabilization due to its extensive rhizomes.