Long-Beaked Sedge is a clump forming sedge. It is quite attractive and is a good choice as an ornamental, although it does die back to basal leaves during the hot summer months. Fertile culms terminate in inflorescence up to a foot long that droop as the s ... eeds start to develop. Blooming occurs mid to late spring and lasts one to two weeks. Seeds are a great food source for gamebirds and migrating songbirds.