The Plant Store will re-open for sales the week of May 13th, 2024 for local pickup

  • Please see the Using the Plant Library  page  for some tips on how to make the most of the information here to select species for creating a healthy native plant community suited to the conditions of your site.
  • I'm currently working on shifting the store part of this site over to more complex software that will allow for filtering by multiple plant traits and making wish lists of species you would like to order, so please bear with me when it comes to announcing the exact species offerings for 2024 (there will be lots, including some species not previously offered).

Carex muskingumensis, Palm Sedge

Carex muskingumensis 

Palm Sedge

  • Average to slightly wet or slightly dry soils
  • Full sun to shade (needs consistent moisture in full sun)
  • 2’ to 3-5’ tall, 12” to 24” wide, spreads to form a patch 
  • Summer Blooms
  • Ontario Native, Thriving in Meadow, Open Woodland and Forest ecosystems

New to me, grown from seeds from Prairie Moon Nursery 

This is one of the few native Sedges that is sometimes included in conventional landscapes because of their distinctive texture, that can give almost a tropical impression. In addition to open woodland settings, these would be a lovely underplanting species for taller plants, like Joe-Pye-Weed. They are a larval host for various species of satyrs butterflies.

Please check out the Prairie Moon listing at the link above for more details.

Photos by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Jay Sturner and Agnieszka Kwiecień  via Wikimedia Commons

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Species that were not sown / aren't being sown for 2023 are marked with an * 
Species that are native to this continent, but not historically native to Ontario are marked with a ~ 
While it rarely comes up, I do reserve the right to limit plant quantities, mostly to help ensure that as many native plant gardens as possible become a reality