Carex muehlenbergii

Common name: Muehlenberg's Sedge

Native plant

Muehlenberg's Sedge, also known as Sand Sedge, is a clump forming sedge native to sand prairies and open woodlands.  Culms terminate in 1 to 1 and half inch spike inflorescence that bloom late spring to early summer for about a month.  A variety of songbirds and gamebirds feed on the seeds.  Does best in sites where competition with other vegetation is low.


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Price Level: 
Perennial- Standard
Sizing Options: 
Flat of 32 (plugs)
Flat of 18 (pints)
1 Gallon

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Plant Details

Plant type

Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Soil type


Light exposure

Full Sun, Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Uncompacted Urban Soils


Prairie Grasslands, Sandy Soils

Growth form


Growth rate


Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color



Mature height
2 Feet
Mature width
1 Inches
Max height
3 Feet
Max width
1 Inches

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