Carex leptonervia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex leptonervia (Fernald) Fernald
Common NameNerveless 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: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; 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 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1] (State Rank); G5 (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

SynonymFull Citation
Carex laxiflora var. leptonervia Carex laxiflora var. leptonervia
Carex laxiflora var. varians Carex laxiflora var. varians L.H. Bailey

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: Harlan (KY), Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Greene (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Polk (TN), Robertson (TN), Sevier (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, TENN, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1978 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100056264 Sevier Tennessee 25 May 1988 V. E. McNeilus
88-312
EKY
Carex leptonervia
31234100746948 Harlan Kentucky Martina Hines
EKY
Carex leptonervia
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 22 Apr 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 28 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU001882 Greene Tennessee 16 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0046174 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049378 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049377 Cocke Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049373 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049376 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049372 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049371 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
APSC0066408 Harlan Kentucky 03 Jun 1978 Max Medley
APSC
Carex leptonervia
APSC0066600 Harlan Kentucky 12 Jun 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Carex leptonervia
APSC0093888 Harlan Kentucky 15 Jun 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Carex leptonervia
31234100056256 Polk Tennessee 23 May 1980 Brian Boom
470
EKY
Carex leptonervia
31234100746591 Harlan Kentucky Martina Hines
EKY
Carex leptonervia
ETSU006158 Unicoi Tennessee 09 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU001883 Unicoi Tennessee 26 Jun 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU001884 Unicoi Tennessee 14 Apr 2011 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049370 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049374 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049375 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
TENN-V-0049369 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex leptonervia
APSC0066748 Harlan Kentucky 12 May 1993 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex leptonervia
APSC0063124 Harlan Kentucky 31 May 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex leptonervia
APSC0063157 Harlan Kentucky 31 May 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169219 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169221 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169220 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169218 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169217 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
ETSU033346 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU025787 Johnson Tennessee 10 May 2014 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0421
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
APSC0066749 Harlan Kentucky 23 May 1995 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169213 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169214 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169216 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169222 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
BRIT169215 Tennessee
VDB
Carex leptonervia
ETSU030087 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU033349 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU033347 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU033350 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU033348 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU030088 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
ETSU009024 Greene Tennessee 28 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex leptonervia
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