Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Palm Sedge, Muskingum Sedge

Palm Sedge, Muskingum Sedge

Carex muskingumensis

Full to part sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, fertile soil, strongly acid to neutral pH.  2-3 feet height, spreads slowly by re-seeding and by rhizomes.

Germination Code:  A

Native Region:  Only occurs in Montgomery County

Cool season.  Designated as “Possibly Extirpated, Endangered” in Tennessee.  Showy plant for pots, tubs and water gardens.  Has attractive foliage that resembles palm fronds with a somewhat tropical appearance. Easy to grow.  Will grow in shallow water and away from water as well but must not be allowed to dry out.  Does well in some shade but tends to flop in too much shade.


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