Common Name: Cherokee Sedge

  • Habit: Perennial, Grass/Grass-Like
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs: Moist, Average, Dry
  • Height: 1-2′
  • Flower: Green, Apr, May, Jun, Jul
  • Fruit: Attractive pendulous seed stalk that turns from green to tan as it ripens
  • Fall Color: Yes
  • Natural Habitat: Floodplain/Marsh
  • Larval host for: Appalachian Eyed Brown (Satyrodes appalachia); Georgia Saytr (Neonmpha areolatus); Dion Skipper (Euphyes dion); Dun’s Skipper (Euphyes vestris)

SKU: car_che_000 Category:
Carex cherokeensis is a low-growing spreading clump of arching, grass-like leaves that sends out short stalks topped with dense clusters of tiny flowers. Flowers are small with no petals or sepals and green colored. The attractive pendulous seed stalks turn from green to tan as they ripens. Carex are larval host plants for many species of moths and skipper butterflies. Sedges are an important food source for ground-feeding game birds and various songbirds, especially sparrows. They are also important nesting and escape cover for fledglings.

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