Trillium Ridge Flora and Fauna
Palm leaf sedge
Carex muskingumensis
Location: Edge of woods, joe pye meadow
This attractive sedge has glossy green leaves that branch out from the main stem similar to a Palm tree. Native to wooded lowlands, it does well in slightly damp soil in shady situations. Growing two feet high, it makes an excellent groundcover, especially on poorly drained clay soils. Plant one foot on center as a groundcover or use individually as a foliage accent plant.
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Genus: Carex (sedge)
Family: Poaceae (grasses)
Order: Cyperales (grasses and sedges)
Class: Liliopsida (Monocots)
Phylum/Division: Magnoliophyta (Flowering plants)
Kingdom: Plantae (Plants)