Carex grayi

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex grayi J. Carey
Common NameGray's 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: 6.9
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G4G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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
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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 grayi var. grayi Carex grayi var. grayi
Carex grayi var. hispidula Carex grayi var. hispidula A. Gray
Carex intumescens var. globularis Carex intumescens var. globularis

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: Adair (KY), Ballard (KY), Bath (KY), Boone (KY), Bracken (KY), Breckinridge (KY), Butler (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Christian (KY), Daviess (KY), Edmonson (KY), Green (KY), Hardin (KY), Henderson (KY), Hickman (KY), Hopkins (KY), Jefferson (KY), Lewis (KY), Logan (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), McCreary (KY), McLean (KY), Marshall (KY), Meade (KY), Morgan (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Nicholas (KY), Ohio (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Anderson (TN), Benton (TN), Bradley (TN), Carroll (TN), Cheatham (TN), Chester (TN), Clay (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dyer (TN), Fayette (TN), Gibson (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Henry (TN), Houston (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Shelby (TN), Smith (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Tipton (TN), Weakley (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1968 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100055506 Logan Kentucky 10 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4015
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055316 Adair Kentucky 16 May 1988 Bruce Hoagland
78
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055555 McLean Kentucky 22 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5517
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055522 McCracken Kentucky 26 May 1969 Raymond Athey
640
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055498 Lewis Kentucky 27 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6583
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055449 Hopkins Kentucky 21 Jul 1992 Earl Sparks
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055381 Caldwell Kentucky 22 May 1980 Richard H. Hannan
3794
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055431 Hopkins Kentucky 21 Jul 1992 Earl Sparks
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055548 McLean Kentucky 21 May 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4674
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055480 Lewis Kentucky 24 Jun 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
M1-338
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100747185 Ballard Kentucky 17 May 1983 Marc Evans
7659
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055530 McCracken Kentucky 08 Aug 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4424
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055399 Christian Kentucky 04 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
3904
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055464 Jefferson Kentucky 11 May 1981 Richard H. Hannan
6343
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055407 Hardin Kentucky 29 May 1977 Ray Cranfill
238
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100060118 Powell Kentucky 27 Jun 1974 W. Meijer
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055357 Butler Kentucky 17 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4582
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055514 Lyon Kentucky 05 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
4965
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100049913 Green Kentucky 15 Jun 1981 Richard H. Hannan
7014
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100056439 Hickman Kentucky 10 Jul 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne
73E12.4
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055456 Hopkins Kentucky 12 Aug 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5013
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055324 Ballard Kentucky 29 May 1969 Elizabeth M. Browne
69E711
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055332 Breckinridge Kentucky 18 Jun 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4269
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055563 McLean Kentucky 29 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4770
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055423 Hickman Kentucky 09 May 1998 James B. Beck
435
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055373 Caldwell Kentucky 20 May 1980 Richard H. Hannan
3738
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055605 Rowan Kentucky 24 Aug 1999 Kim Freeman
676
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055571 McLean Kentucky 22 Sep 1980 Richard H. Hannan
5554
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055365 Caldwell Kentucky 28 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5068
EKY
Carex grayi
BEREA003520 Jefferson Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
BEREA003521 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
BEREA003524 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
31973000010190 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010181 Lyon Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010185 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010184 Caldwell Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010191 McLean Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010186 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010183 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010179 Morgan Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010180 Henderson Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010187 Bath Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31234100055597 Ohio Kentucky 15 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4535
EKY
Carex grayi
31234100055589 Ohio Kentucky 23 Jul 1980 Richard H. Hannan
4637
EKY
Carex grayi
BEREA003519 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
BEREA003523 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
BEREA003518 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
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BEREA003522 Lewis Kentucky
BEREA
Carex grayi
31973000010178 McCreary Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010189 Hickman Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010188 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010192 Weakley Tennessee
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010182 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
31973000010177 Boone Kentucky
KNK
Carex grayi
MDKY00002716 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002717 Ballard Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002713 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002715 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002718 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002719 Hickman Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002722 Morgan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
MDKY00002721 McCracken Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048431 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048419 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048389 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048452 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048421 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
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TENN-V-0048390 Bradley Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048427 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048394 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048423 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0063283 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048447 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
MDKY00002714 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048393 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048401 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048435 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0054446 Hopkins Kentucky
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048439 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048400 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048425 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048415 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048407 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048395 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048420 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048424 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048442 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048417 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048414 Lake Tennessee
TENN
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TENN-V-0048429 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048413 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048391 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048434 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048416 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0054418 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0054409 Hickman Kentucky
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048403 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048408 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048412 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048426 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048406 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048409 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0054445 Campbell Kentucky
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048448 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048398 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048437 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048433 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048404 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048392 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048402 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048440 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048422 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048436 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048446 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048450 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048449 Smith Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048432 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048405 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048410 Houston Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048445 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048451 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
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TENN-V-0048396 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048397 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048438 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048444 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048430 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048441 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0063292 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048428 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
UCHT004306 Marshall Kentucky 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
79
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004304 Marion Tennessee 07 May 2010 E. Blyveis
358
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004313 DeKalb Tennessee 26 Jun 1980 Frank Boyo
31
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004307 Davidson Tennessee 26 Apr 1990 R. Kral
77405
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004314 Marion Tennessee 04 Aug 1983 Edwin Bridges
728
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004308 Hamilton Tennessee 06 May 1968 A. Martone
UCHT
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UCHT004312 Marion Tennessee 01 May 1999 John Beck
3200
UCHT
Carex grayi
006474 Shelby Tennessee
BOON
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048388 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048443 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048399 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048411 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
TENN-V-0048418 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex grayi
UCHT004311 Marion Tennessee 08 May 1998 John Beck
1733
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004315 Hamilton Tennessee 05 May 1973 Van Horm, Gene S.
10808
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT004310 DeKalb Tennessee 13 Jun 1975 Kenney
6
UCHT
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APSC0059899 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0053316 Edmonson Kentucky 21 Jul 1988 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037079 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0086849 Daviess Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0064880 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037087 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0104483 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0067770 Hardin Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037070 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037085 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037072 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0067009 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037094 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0059821 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0055540 Montgomery Tennessee 16 May 2014 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0056798 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0040220 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037097 Smith Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0106522 Breckinridge Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037078 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037076 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0086275 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0066710 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0059825 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037099 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037074 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037100 Lake Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0066721 Butler Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037068 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037091 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037090 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0065470 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0066709 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037092 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0056856 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037073 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0037093 Christian Kentucky 27 Jun 1993 Sallie Noel
APSC
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APSC0098390 Dyer Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0037077 Marion Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0056320 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037083 Cheatham Tennessee
APSC
Carex grayi
APSC0102552 Hopkins Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0063178 Nicholas Kentucky 05 Jul 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
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APSC0037081 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0054993 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0066708 Henderson Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0059826 Muhlenberg Kentucky 21 Nov 1978 Richard Hannan
APSC
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APSC0037069 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037075 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0098391 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0037098 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037102 Henry Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0064887 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
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HTTU033194 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
Carex grayi
HTTU029497 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
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MTSU003406 Pulaski Kentucky 31 May 1986 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
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APSC0037095 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037086 Hardin Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0076453 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0037071 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0102091 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0066711 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
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APSC0064795 Chester Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0037101 Henry Tennessee
APSC
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APSC0059824 Meade Kentucky
APSC
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HTTU028690 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
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HTTU033195 DeKalb Tennessee
HTTU
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MTSU003391 Rutherford Tennessee 18 Oct 2001 Dwayne Estes
MTSU
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MTSU003330 Davidson Tennessee 26 Apr 2001 Angela Cathey
MTSU
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UCHT037370 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037369 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Carex grayi
UCHT037317 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037367 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037316 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037371 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037368 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037362 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037366 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037315 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037364 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037363 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT040226 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037314 Humphreys Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037318 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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UCHT037365 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
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