palm sedge

Carex muskingumensis (palm sedge) has yellow-green leaves that have a glossy sheen to them.

On top of the main stems are inflorescences that start green and turn brown. Native to North America, this species appreciates moist soils and performs well in full sun to light shade. It is a food source for birds.

Botanical Name Carex muskingumensis
Common Name palm sedge
Family Cyperaceae
USDA Zone 4 thru 9
Light Requirement Full Sun to Part Shade
Season(s) of interest all seasons
Height and Spread 2-3ft x 2-3ft (60-90cm x 60-90cm)
Flower Color Yellow
Attracts Wildlife Hosts Caterpillars of Butterflies/Moths, Rarely Browsed by Mammalian Herbivores
Additional Information Native to Chicago Region.
Location in Lurie Garden Southeast Dark Plate


Average Flowering Time