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Carex muehlenbergii

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Common Name: Sand Sedge, Sand Bracted Sedge

Full to part sun, dry moisture level, sandy soil.  1 – 2 ¾ feet height.

Germination Code:  C(60)

Native Region:  Scattered lightly statewide

Cool season.  Occurs naturally in sand dunes, sandy fields, rocky upland woods, and along railroad tracks.  Prefers upland areas with barren soil and little competition.

Sand Sedge, Sand Bracted Sedge - Carex muehlenbergii
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/