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Carex muehlenbergii

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Plant types and subtypes: Grasses, Sedges, Prairie Grasses, Ornamental Grasses

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun

Water Use: low

Soil Moisture: dry

Soil Description: average, poor, sand, gravel/rock

Height: 1'-3'

Bloom Time: June

Bloom Color: green

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts birds, clumping, drought tolerant, dune plant, naturalizing, ornamental foliage, rock garden plant

Carex muehlenbergii (Muhlenberg's sedge(
  • Carex muehlenbergii (Muhlenberg's sedge(

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Description

Carex muehlenbergii

Also known as:

Muhlenberg's sedge

,

sand sedge

Scientific Synonyms:

Cultivation

Carex muehlenbergii is a sturdy species adapted to poor, barren soil. Its natural habitat includes lowland sand dunes, and upland prairies, dry open woodlands, and rocky bluffs. Drought tolerant and cold hardy. Zones 4-8

Propagation

Propagate from seed.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: ME, VT

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae Sedge family
Genus Carex sedge
Species Carex muehlenbergii Muhlenberg's sedge