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Carex muskingumensis - Musk sedge

Native Wetland Plants

Carex muskingumensis

Musk sedge

More About Musk sedge

  • Grassy foliage forms dense clumps with 'palm like' fronds
  • Great for the water garden or mass planting streamside

Carex muskingumensis, musk sedge, is found in moist meadows and along streams.  Decorative musk sedge resembles miniature palm trees. It spreads slowly via a short rhizome to form a fine textured colony in part shade to full sun. Will grow up to 2 -3’ tall and is surprisingly drought tolerant.

Bloom Color

Brown

Carex muskingumensis Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
2' - 4'
Spread Characteristics
Rhizomatous - Slow
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Flood Plain - Upland
High Marsh - Saturated Soil
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Gold
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Food
Nesting
Songbirds
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Goose Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Marginal
Sedge
Attributes
Container
Drought Tolerant
Erosion Control
Fibrous Roots
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Rain Garden
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
4
5
6
7
8
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