Carex muskingumensis

Common name: Palm Sedge

Native plant

Palm sedge gets its common name comes from its resemblance to a palm. Kind of amazing how they come up with those, right? Aside from this resemblance, it is a very good looking sedge. In the wild it forms wonderful creeping colonies in damp soils and light shade. In the garden, however, it tends to be a little more upright and fountaining in shape, adding an interesting texture and shape to any planting. Look for it to do best in slightly shaded areas that get damp from time to time over the course of a year, never really drying out. I have found many interesting little creatures hiding in the dense base of the plant. Really cool on many levels.


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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

Moist Mesic, Wet

Light exposure

Partial Sun / Part Shade, Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Requires Protected Site, Yards that Flood


Moist Woods, Prairie Grasslands, Wetlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color

Yellow Green

Fall color



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

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