Carex cherokeensis is a sedge native to most of the southeast- its northernmost range is in North Carolina. It is typically found in moist forests, but it can be cultivated in a wider array of conditions. It can tolerate wet to average soils, and full sun to part shade. This sedge has slender, dark, evergreen leaves, and small spiky seed heads that form in the spring. Like any of our Carex species, Carex cherokeensis works well in several different applications: wetland mitigation, stream restoration, constructed wetland, or as a rain garden plant.