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The Palm Sedge, Carex Muskingumensis, Mostly Grows In Nevada, But It Thrives Easily Elsewhere With Shaded Swampy Regions
The palm sedge, known as the Carex Muskingumensis, is from the sedge family called Cyperaceae that thrives in the Midwestern United States, ranging from Minnesota to Ohio and south to Kansas and Kentucky. The native Palm Sedge scatters throughout Illinois. While it is relatively common in other areas of the state, it mainly originates from Nevada. Habitats include swamps, wet woodlands along rivers, and sedge meadows. This conservative sedge usually thrives in shaded or partially shaded swampy regions where some of the original ground flora is still intact.
This perennial sedge forms tufty culms and leaves up to three feet tall. It produces both fertile and infertile shoots, and the latter tend to be leafier. The culms are light to medium green, with three glabrous angles. Each of the culm's edges is rough-textured toward the apex, but they become smoother at the base. Fertile shoots have about five to ten alternately arranged leaves on each culm, while infertile shoots have eight to twelve leaves. Each leaf positions itself evenly along the length of each culm, and the leaf blades are up to twelve inches long and 3-5 mm. across; they are medium green, glabrous, and widely spreading. Its leaf sheaths are light to medium green and glabrous. The summit of each sheath is concave or V-shaped, where it is membranous underneath.
Palm Sedge-Carex Muskingumensis, Serves As A Food Source For Many Fauna, Ranging From The Larvae Of Winged Insects, Birds, To Small Mammals
The larvae of several moths, skippers, and butterflies feed on the Palm Sedge's foliage. In the swampy habitats of Palm Sedge, there are species of birds that feed on the sedge, including the Mallard duck, wood duck, woodcock, swamp sparrow, and the red-eyed towhee. Some mammals use sedges as a food source to a limited extent. Because Palm Sedge is quite robust and often forms colonies, it can significantly cover wildlife during the summer.
Palm Sedge makes an excellent plant for lower, wetter parts of the garden with its ability to thrive in boggy sites. It is also perfect for use in retention basins and bio-swales - "Rain Gardens," as commonly referred to, are becoming more popular to mitigate excess rainfall and prevent excessive runoff, improving percolation into the soil. Palm sedge requires little maintenance, as long as you plant it in a site that doesn't dry out excessively in the summer. Planting in waterlogged soil can be difficult, so we recommend planting these as smaller plugs - They root in quickly. Water well once or twice after planting, and keep weeds removed, and these will begin growing fast.