Carex cristatella

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex cristatella Britton
Common Namecrested sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 5.0
C value 5
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
Specimen(s) View and Download Specimen Details »

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Carex cristatella var. catelliformis Carex cristatella var. catelliformis

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Barren (KY), Bracken (KY), Campbell (KY), Casey (KY), Clark (KY), Estill (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Hardin (KY), Harrison (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lewis (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Wolfe (KY), Fayette (TN), Greene (TN), Sullivan (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, MDKY, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1973 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100746658 Laurel Kentucky 30 Jun 2016 Martina Hines
83
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100421336 Madison Kentucky 30 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-497
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052370 Franklin Kentucky 01 Jun 1995 D. L. White
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100071131 Barren Kentucky 21 Jun 1995 Charles J. Lapham
346
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052453 Trigg Kentucky 29 Jul 2010 Landon E. McKinney
11172
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052313 Casey Kentucky 28 Jun 1978 Barbara Jeffries
2D
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052438 Madison Kentucky 30 Jun 1993 Gary W. Libby
OB-497
EKY
Carex cristatella
BEREA003345 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
BEREA003343 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
31973000009959 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex cristatella
31973000009958 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex cristatella
31973000009960 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Carex cristatella
MDKY00002526 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex cristatella
TENN-V-0047505 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex cristatella
31234100052347 Fayette Tennessee 25 May 2005 Robert Oney
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052412 Madison Kentucky 19 Jun 1973 J. Stuart Lassetter
1981
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052396 Hardin Kentucky 30 May 1978 Ray Cranfill
800
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052354 Franklin Kentucky Don K. Walker
452
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052446 Madison Kentucky 15 Jun 1973 J. Stuart Lassetter
1973
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052339 Estill Kentucky 23 Jun 1988 Richard G. Guetig
698
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052388 Franklin Kentucky 09 Jul 1981 S. P. Rice
660
EKY
Carex cristatella
31234100052321 Clark Kentucky 04 Jul 1993 Ralph L. Thompson
93-264
EKY
Carex cristatella
BEREA003342 Casey Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
BEREA003347 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
BEREA003346 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
BEREA003344 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Carex cristatella
MDKY00002524 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex cristatella
MDKY00002525 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Carex cristatella
TENN-V-0047506 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Carex cristatella
APSC0063177 Harrison Kentucky 05 Jul 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex cristatella
APSC0107838 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Carex cristatella
APSC0106514 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Carex cristatella
APSC0065868 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Carex cristatella
APSC0074849 Jefferson Kentucky 06 Aug 1984 Max Medley
APSC
Carex cristatella
APSC0093899 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex cristatella
BRIT159198 Tennessee
VDB
Carex cristatella
BRIT159201 Tennessee
VDB
Carex cristatella
BRIT159199 Tennessee
VDB
Carex cristatella
BRIT159200 Tennessee
VDB
Carex cristatella
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Carex cristatella - Dwayne Estes
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Carex cristatella - Dwayne Estes
Carex cristatella - Dwayne Estes
Carex cristatella - Dwayne Estes