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Carex cherokeensis (Cherokee sedge)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Carex cherokeensis

Carex cherokeensis Schwein.

Cherokee sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: cach3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Retention: Evergreen
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Notes: 12-18
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time refers to fruiting period for Carex spp.

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , FL , GA , KY , LA , MO , MS , NC , OK , SC , TN , TX , VA
Native Habitat: Abundant in sandy loam in woodlands in East, Southeast, and North Central Texas. Needs good drainage.

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Cold Tolerant: yes
Heat Tolerant: yes
Conditions Comments: Cherokee Sedge is an evergreen, clumping sedge with attractive pendulous flower/seed stalks in late spring. It is one of the tallest of sedges in this region. It is somewhat drought tolerant, but will fare better with extra water in drier months and thrives in very moist situations. It makes a fine groundcover or a useful low maintenance filler in large gardens. This sedge deserves wider use in gardens.

Benefit

Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High

Propagation

Propagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Far South Wholesale Nursery - Austin, TX

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Wildflower Center Seed Bank

LBJWC-1025 Collected 2007-05-02 in Liberty County by Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

1 collection(s) available in the Wildflower Center Seed Bank

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Carex cherokeensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Carex cherokeensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Carex cherokeensis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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