Carex cherokeensis Schwein. - Wolftail Sedge
Family - Cyperaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Leaves - No info yet.
Apex of the leaf sheath.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Mature staminate inflorescence.
Flowers - No info yet.
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.