Carex socialis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex socialis Mohlenbr. & Schwegman
Common NameLow Woodland Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: 0; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: 0
C value 9
StatusNative; TN[S2S3] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G4 (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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: Ballard (KY), Butler (KY), Calloway (KY), Hickman (KY), Livingston (KY), McCracken (KY), McLean (KY), Marshall (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Trigg (KY), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Coffee (TN), Davidson (TN), Fayette (TN), Franklin (TN), Gibson (TN), Giles (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardeman (TN), Hardin (TN), Humphreys (TN), Lake (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Perry (TN), Shelby (TN), Stewart (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1971 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100733045 Calloway Kentucky 17 May 1990 Landon E. Mckinney
4135
EKY
Carex socialis
31234100065364 Calloway Kentucky 22 May 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4192
EKY
Carex socialis
31973000010760 Coffee Tennessee
KNK
Carex socialis
31973000010759 Muhlenberg Kentucky
KNK
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050690 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050694 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050682 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050681 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050687 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050686 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050692 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050695 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0057436 Muhlenberg Kentucky
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050685 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050691 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050689 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050684 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050683 Gibson Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050696 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050688 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
APSC0036435 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0085737 McCracken Kentucky 16 Jun 1994 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0085484 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Apr 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036436 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0057374 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0051718 Davidson Tennessee 09 May 1994 R. Kral
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036433 Obion Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036438 Stewart Tennessee 12 Jul 2008 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0064760 Montgomery Tennessee 12 May 2010 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex socialis
TENN-V-0050693 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex socialis
UCHT004517 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
25
UCHT
Carex socialis
UCHT004518 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
25
UCHT
Carex socialis
APSC0064783 Montgomery Tennessee 01 May 2009 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0044861 Perry Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0055774 Davidson Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0056336 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0066920 Muhlenberg Kentucky
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036434 Hardin Tennessee 16 May 1989 Milo Pyne
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0064884 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036439 Stewart Tennessee 07 May 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0066919 McLean Kentucky
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0066935 Butler Kentucky 03 May 1995 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0064794 Chester Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
MTSU003474 Shelby Tennessee 08 May 1987 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
Carex socialis
APSC0048624 Perry Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0054909 Trigg Kentucky 27 Apr 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036437 Stewart Tennessee 07 May 1992 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0066918 Ballard Kentucky
APSC
Carex socialis
APSC0036431 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Carex socialis
MTSU003473 Shelby Tennessee 08 May 1987 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
Carex socialis
BRIT551403 Obion Tennessee 15 Apr 1986 Milo Guthrie
767
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551407 Humphreys Tennessee 17 Apr 1977 R. Kral
59779
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551404 Montgomery Tennessee 20 Jul 1982 P. Somers
VDB
Carex socialis
MEM005766 Livingston Kentucky 10 May 1971 Raymond Athey
1321
MEM
Carex socialis
MEM011997 Ballard Kentucky 23 May 1975 Raymond Athey
3029
MEM
Carex socialis
BRIT551401 Obion Tennessee 26 May 1986 Milo Guthrie
936
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551400 Perry Tennessee 17 May 1990 R. Kral
77635
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551409 Davidson Tennessee 09 May 1994 Mark Hackney
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551406 Humphreys Tennessee 10 May 1992 R. Kral
80394
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551405 Lake Tennessee 09 Jun 1986 Milo Guthrie
1032
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551408 Hardin Tennessee 16 May 1989 Milo Guthrie
2222
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT552941 Hickman Kentucky 18 May 1988 R.A.
5151
VDB
Carex socialis
BRIT551402 Obion Tennessee 10 Jun 1986 Milo Guthrie
1055
VDB
Carex socialis
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