Secale cereale

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyPoaceae
Family (Traditional)Poaceae
GenusSecale
Species:Secale cereale L.
Common NameRye; Cereal Rye
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: CCNMP; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LRC; Natural Area Presence: NCCGSNA; Natural Area Presence: UCR; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: Asia; Region of Origin: Europe; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Caryopsis; Fruit Type: Grain; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Placentation Type: Parietal; Placentation Type: Basal; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value N/A
StatusNot Native; TN[SNA] KY[SNA] (State Rank); GNR (Global Rank)
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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
Secale montanum Secale montanum Guss.
Secale turkestanicum Secale turkestanicum Bensin
Triticum cereale Triticum cereale (L.) Salisb.

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), Bell (KY), Breathitt (KY), Campbell (KY), Clark (KY), Estill (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Jefferson (KY), Johnson (KY), Laurel (KY), Leslie (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Monroe (KY), Oldham (KY), Spencer (KY), Warren (KY), Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Carter (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Hancock (TN), Haywood (TN), Henderson (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lawrence (TN), McMinn (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Rutherford (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1961 - 1990

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100194719 Monroe Tennessee Jeffery L. Malter
53457
EKY
Secale cereale
31234100156155 Estill Kentucky 25 May 1988 Richard G. Guetig
620
EKY
Secale cereale
31234100132859 Graves Kentucky 28 Jun 1973 Elizabeth M. Browne
73D3.9
EKY
Secale cereale
N/A Fayette Kentucky 06 Jun 1983 Paul Lewis
470
EKY
Secale cereale
BEREA008067 Monroe Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008064 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008065 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008066 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
31973000023502 Campbell Kentucky 01 Jun 1980 Buddell, George
121
KNK
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036046 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0044181 Graves Kentucky
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036042 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036045 McMinn Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0150794 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036044 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
31234100156189 Madison Kentucky 30 May 1981 David D. Taylor
287
EKY
Secale cereale
31234100156171 Leslie Kentucky 24 May 1968 Lynn Garrison
EKY
Secale cereale
31234100156163 Laurel Kentucky 29 May 1989 Ralph L. Thompson
89-775
EKY
Secale cereale
BEREA008063 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008062 Laurel Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008060 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
BEREA008061 Clark Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
31973000023499 Campbell Kentucky Thieret, John
s.n.
KNK
Secale cereale
31973000023500 Johnson Kentucky 01 May 1982 Thieret, John
52873
KNK
Secale cereale
MDKY00005178 Graves Kentucky
MDKY
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036048 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036050 Shelby Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036039 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036049 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036047 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036040 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036038 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036037 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036041 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
UCHT003099 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Secale cereale
APSC0057453 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0042703 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0069299 Spencer Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0042704 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0069301 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0093920 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0064365 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0069302 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0094172 Graves Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0094171 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
ETSU004017 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0150789 Lawrence Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
TENN-V-0036043 Henderson Tennessee
TENN
Secale cereale
UCHT006408 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Secale cereale
UCHT003100 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Secale cereale
UCHT003098 Bradley Tennessee
UCHT
Secale cereale
APSC0069300 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0114851 Franklin Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0054029 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0042705 Montgomery Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0053911 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Secale cereale
APSC0069298 Oldham Kentucky
APSC
Secale cereale
MTSU003736 Rutherford Tennessee 27 Apr 1990 Kevin T. Carter
MTSU
Secale cereale
UCHT024857 Tennessee
UCHT
Secale cereale
BEREA025933 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Secale cereale
ETSU004019 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
ETSU004021 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
ETSU004020 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
MEM000230 Shelby Tennessee 24 Jun 1961 Jack L. Tayloe
28
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM005930 Graves Kentucky 02 Jun 1972 Raymond Athey
1779
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM009418 Warren Kentucky 06 Jul 1971 Kenneth A. Nicely
3526
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM000232 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Pam Boggs
s.n.
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM000233 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Bill Speight
s.n.
MEM
Secale cereale
ETSU031002 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
ETSU004018 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Secale cereale
MEM017385 Lauderdale Tennessee 08 May 1972 Patrick Keiran
323
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM000231 Shelby Tennessee 13 Apr 1962 Jack L. Tayloe
188
MEM
Secale cereale
MEM000234 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Don Young
s.n.
MEM
Secale cereale
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