Cherokee Sedge

Carex cherokeensis

Cherokee Sedge Carex cherokeensis (12” – 24”) is a graceful, evergreen, perennial, grass-like sedge native to the southeastern U.S. and found throughout Louisiana. It fills in shady areas with glossy, dark green, fine textured leaves bearing attractive flower and seed heads on arched stems above the foliage.

Cherokee Sedge is a clumping plant that spreads slowly by rhizomes with fibrous roots and the only Carex also with a taproot. It grows best in part shade and moist soils, but can handle sun. It is drought-tolerant, but performs better when watered during dry months. Use it in the landscape as a fine groundcover, a low-maintenance filler, or a raingarden plant.

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