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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)
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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. Attractive pendulous seed stalk turns from green to tan as it 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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