Carex cherokeensis Schweinitz

Locations ofCarex cherokeensis Schweinitz in Virginia

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Botanical Name
Carex cherokeensis Schweinitz
Common Name
Cherokee Sedge
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Carex cherokeensis Schweinitz
Primarily a species of the lower Midwest and Gulf states, Carex cherokeensis was discovered at the Radford Arsenal (Pulaski Co.) in 1998 by Wieboldt. See Castanea 69:145 (2004) for an interesting discussion about whether this should be considered a native or introduced population. A subsequent discovery in Albemarle Co. by C.E. Stevens in 2006 suggests the species may be spreading into our region.
Old road bed in woodland at top of bank along the New River in Pulaski County; disturbed floodplain of the Rivanna River in Albemarle County; near Rye Cove, Scott County. Rare, mountains and inner Piedmont.
Native Status
Not Specified

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