Carex cherokeensis Schwein.

Wolftail Sedge

Carex cherokeensis plant

Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Carex cherokeensis sheathApex of the leaf sheath.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Carex cherokeensis staminateMature staminate inflorescence.

Flowers - No info yet.

Carex cherokeensis fruits

Flowering - April - June.

Habitat - Bottoms, acid seeps, sinkhole pond margins, dolomite glades, roadsides.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in just a handful of southern Missouri counties. The plant is fairly easy to identify becasue of its grassy appearance and multiple, drooping pistillate spikes. This plant forms dense clumps with short or long rhizomes. The rhizomes can be quite thick and tough. This is a fairly short species, growing to about 50cm tall.

Photographs taken in Hunter, AL., 4-29-05.