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Carex muskingumensis
Carex muskingumensis
Common Name: Palm Sedge
Muskingum Sedge, or Palm Sedge, is a distinctive sedge that has abundant uniquely palm-shaped leaves and large slender flowering spikes. It is a good choice for ground cover in wet locations. Its leaves forms small clumps through its short rhizomes. It naturally occurs in river floodplains as well as bottomland forests, swamps, and sloughs. Mostly absent from the Ozarks. Flowering stems and vegetative stems are roughly the same height. Leaves are green to light green, flowers are usually lightly curved or occasionally erect and are present from May to October.
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-7