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Carex muskingumensis (Muskingum sedge)
Smith, R.W.

Carex muskingumensis

Carex muskingumensis Schwein.

Muskingum Sedge, Palm Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)


USDA Symbol: CAMU9

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Inflorescence: Spike
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: To about 3 feet in height.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green , Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun


USA: AR , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , MI , MN , MO , OH , OK , TN , WI
Canada: ON

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Drought Tolerance: Low
Cold Tolerant: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex muskingumensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex muskingumensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex muskingumensis


Record Modified: 2022-09-29
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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