Carex gholsonii

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Gholson's Sedge


Plant Specifics

Size:Approximately 1-2 ft tall in clumps.
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Green turning light brown
Phenology:Blooms late spring-early summer.
Noted for:Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Ground cover in  wet to moist areas.
Availability:FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Unknown
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock
Soil pH:Adaptable


Native Habitats:Seep swamps, swamp edges, wet mesic hammocks, floodplains, wet limestone glades, wet roadsides.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures