US Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District

Wetland types: Wet or sedge meadow    photos courtesy of Steve Eggers

Fort Snelling sedge meadow
Fort Snelling sedge meadow

Wet or sedge meadows are wetlands composed of sedges, grasses and wildflowers growing on saturated soils.

Tussock meadow
Tussock meadow 

Spartina pectinata
Spartina pectinata
"Prairie cord grass"
Symphyotrichum puniceum
Symphyotrichum puniceum
"Red stem aster"
 
 Lathyus palustris
Lathyus palustris
"Marsh pea"
           

Types of plants found in wet or sedge meadow wetlands

Silphium perfoliatum
Silphium perfoliatum
"Cup plant"

 Aster novae-anglia
Aster novae-angliaAster novae-angliae
"New England Aster"

Carex stricta
Carex stricta
"Tussock sedge"

Asclepias incarnata
Asclepias incarnata
"Swamp milkweed"