Carex communis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex communis L. H. Bailey
Common Namefibrousroot 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; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 6.0
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S5] (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

No synonyms exist for this species.

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), Bath (KY), Boone (KY), Bullitt (KY), Butler (KY), Carter (KY), Clay (KY), Cumberland (KY), Edmonson (KY), Elliott (KY), Fayette (KY), Fleming (KY), Franklin (KY), Garrard (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Kenton (KY), Laurel (KY), Lee (KY), Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Martin (KY), Mason (KY), Menifee (KY), Mercer (KY), Monroe (KY), Oldham (KY), Owen (KY), Powell (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Whitley (KY), Wolfe (KY), Anderson (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Davidson (TN), Dickson (TN), Franklin (TN), Greene (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Overton (TN), Polk (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Van Buren (TN), Washington (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, BOON, EKY, ETSU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1941 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100051216 Bath Kentucky 29 Apr 1941 Mary E. Wharton
5966f
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051265 Edmonson Kentucky 23 Apr 1991 Landon E. Mckinney
4617
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051307 Jessamine Kentucky 26 Apr 1979 W. Meijer
s.n.
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051331 Madison Kentucky 01 May 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4636
EKY
Carex communis
31234100053899 Greenup Kentucky 02 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1368
EKY
Carex communis
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 01 Aug 1988 Ross C. Clark
21755
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051232 Butler Kentucky 02 Jun 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4269
EKY
Carex communis
31234100050010 Harlan Kentucky 22 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
311
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051372 Anderson Tennessee 28 Apr 1988 V.E. McNeilus
88-255
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051315 Jessamine Kentucky 26 Apr 1979 W. Meijer
s.n.
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051380 Polk Tennessee 18 Apr 1980 T. Filipczak
36
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051224 Bath Kentucky 29 Apr 1941 mary Whorton
5966b
EKY
Carex communis
31234100059169 Harlan Kentucky 24 May 2000 Timothy J. Weckman
5619
EKY
Carex communis
BEREA003328 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
31234100051281 Franklin Kentucky 29 Apr 1992 Landon E. McKinney
4941
EKY
Carex communis
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 01 Aug 1988 R.C. Clark
21755
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051257 Edmonson Kentucky 23 Apr 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4617
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051364 Whitley Kentucky 09 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1500
EKY
Carex communis
31234100186160 Powell Kentucky 01 May 1988 Ross C. Clark
21346
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051208 Bath Kentucky 14 May 1985 Julian Campbell
EKY
Carex communis
31234100051323 Letcher Kentucky 28 Apr 1979 Jeffery D. Sole
722
EKY
Carex communis
31234100050028 Harlan Kentucky 29 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
398
EKY
Carex communis
ETSU006281 Carter Tennessee 08 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 31 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001722 Unicoi Tennessee 06 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001728 Unicoi Tennessee 08 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
BEREA003326 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
BEREA003329 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
BEREA003330 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
BEREA003327 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
BEREA003325 Fayette Kentucky
BEREA
Carex communis
ETSU006292 Washington Tennessee 24 Mar 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006173 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001723 Carter Tennessee 27 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Greene Tennessee 25 May 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001731 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001709 Unicoi Tennessee 23 Apr 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001721 Unicoi Tennessee 04 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006218 Unicoi Tennessee 04 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001716 Carter Tennessee 03 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 17 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001733 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001732 Unicoi Tennessee 24 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001729 Greene Tennessee 12 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001720 Carter Tennessee 27 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001726 Unicoi Tennessee 04 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006286 Carter Tennessee 19 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Apr 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001714 Unicoi Tennessee 21 May 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001713 Unicoi Tennessee 29 Jun 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
31973000009896 Mason Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009891 Elliott Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009895 Martin Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009901 Boone Kentucky 12 Jun 1994 Naczi, Robert
4095
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009889 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
ETSU001717 Johnson Tennessee 16 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 06 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006267 Carter Tennessee 30 Mar 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001718 Unicoi Tennessee 13 Jun 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001727 Unicoi Tennessee 14 May 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006512 Unicoi Tennessee 19 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU001730 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
ETSU006223 Carter Tennessee 18 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex communis
31973000009903 Davidson Tennessee 19 Apr 1995 Kral, Robert
84441
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009892 Clay Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009898 Rowan Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009893 Clay Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009890 Franklin Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
MDKY00002466 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
31973000009899 Hardin Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009894 Rowan Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009897 Owen Kentucky
KNK
Carex communis
31973000009900 Kenton Kentucky 02 May 1997 Naczi, Robert
5986
KNK
Carex communis
MDKY00002460 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002470 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002464 Lee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002459 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002455 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002468 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002465 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002471 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002461 Jackson Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002472 Fleming Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002458 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002469 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002456 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002463 Lee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002467 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002462 Laurel Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
MDKY00002454 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047177 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0240923 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047179 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047174 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
UCHT004054 Hamilton Tennessee 25 Apr 2008 S. Huskins
1398
UCHT
Carex communis
006353 Van Buren Tennessee
BOON
Carex communis
APSC0066685 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107359 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107356 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107357 Bullitt Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0048817 Sequatchie Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
MDKY00002457 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047181 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047180 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047178 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047175 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0063314 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
TENN-V-0047176 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
UCHT004053 Scott Tennessee 03 May 2001 V. E. McNeilus
01-158
UCHT
Carex communis
APSC0054808 Overton Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0092106 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0055905 Sequatchie Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0066309 Butler Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107353 Mercer Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0067722 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0037511 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107362 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0065516 Clay Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107354 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107350 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107352 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107358 Carter Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107351 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0045741 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0104171 Jackson Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0050140 Claiborne Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
N/A Cheatham Tennessee 01 May 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-149
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0066686 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0045733 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0041856 Claiborne Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0104170 Jackson Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107348 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
N/A Cumberland Kentucky 15 Apr 1999 R.C. Clark with T.J. Weckman
24238
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107363 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0092182 Harlan Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0107347 Jessamine Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0071754 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0078415 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0077578 Garrard Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0037512 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
N/A Dickson Tennessee 30 Apr 1984 Edward W. Chester
84-34
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0059692 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0054977 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Carex communis
TENN-V-0244988 Claiborne Tennessee 18 May 2011 Aaron Floden
1504
TENN
Carex communis
UCHT037234 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex communis
UOS06690 Franklin Tennessee 18 May 2007 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Carex communis
APSC0104118 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Carex communis
APSC0071753 Jefferson Kentucky 12 May 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Carex communis
TENN-V-0244191 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Carex communis
UCHT037235 Overton Tennessee
UCHT
Carex communis
UCHT037233 White Tennessee
UCHT
Carex communis
UCHT036212 Claiborne Tennessee
UCHT
Carex communis
UOS06689 Van Buren Tennessee 17 May 2001 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Carex communis
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