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Carex cherokeensis

Cherokee sedge

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.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request

Plant type

  • Grass / Grasslike

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Bird Supportive
  • Evergreen
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Shade Tolerant

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Buffer
  • Buffer
  • Bottomland Hardwood

Classification by Use

  • Constructed Wetland
  • Erosion Control
  • Green Roof
  • Rain Garden
  • SCM (Stormwater Control Measure)
  • Showy Native
  • Wetland Mitigation