Carex gholsonii

Photo by Shirley Denton, Suncoast Chapter FNPS. Photograph belongs to the photographer who allows use for FNPS purposes only. Please contact the photographer for all other uses.

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

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


Recommended Uses:Ground cover in  wet to moist areas.
Light: Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Unknown
Soil/Substrate:Loam, Organic material (muck), Lime rock