Carex scoparia

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex scoparia Schkuhr ex Willd.
Common Namebroom 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: 2.5
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); G5T5 (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

SynonymFull Citation
Carex scoparia f. condensa Carex scoparia f. condensa (Fernald) Kük., nom. illeg.
Carex scoparia var. subturbinata Carex scoparia var. subturbinata

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), Bell (KY), Bracken (KY), Caldwell (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Clark (KY), Elliott (KY), Floyd (KY), Graves (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Hopkins (KY), Laurel (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Menifee (KY), Muhlenberg (KY), Rowan (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Wolfe (KY), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Carter (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Hamblen (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henry (TN), Jefferson (TN), Johnson (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Polk (TN), Scott (TN), Stewart (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, ETSU, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT, 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
31234100065034 Hardin Kentucky 07 Jun 1978 Ray Cranfill
949
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100747664 Ballard Kentucky 16 May 1983 Marc Evans
7616
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065059 Harlan Kentucky 29 May 1993 Bryce D. Fields
377
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065109 Rowan Kentucky 01 Jul 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6485
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100779337 Menifee Kentucky 05 Jun 2017 Thomas McFadden
523
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065133 Rowan Kentucky 07 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1135
EKY
Carex scoparia
BEREA003796 Laurel Kentucky 23 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson, David D. Taylor
618
BEREA
Carex scoparia
BEREA003791 Calloway Kentucky 10 Jun 1998 Ralph L. Thompson
98-248
BEREA
Carex scoparia
BEREA003795 Laurel Kentucky 01 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson, David D. Taylor
514
BEREA
Carex scoparia
BEREA003794 Clark Kentucky 26 Jun 1993 Ralph L. Thompson, J. Richard Abbott
93-213
BEREA
Carex scoparia
BEREA003792 Calloway Kentucky 23 Jun 1998 Ralph L. Thompson
98-262
BEREA
Carex scoparia
BEREA003790 Bell Kentucky 21 Apr 1990 Ralph L. Thompson
90-313
BEREA
Carex scoparia
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 10 Jul 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU006559 Johnson Tennessee 03 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
31234100065083 Laurel Kentucky 23 Jun 1981 Ralph L. Thompson
609
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065166 Cumberland Tennessee 20 May 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4743
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065125 Wolfe Kentucky 19 May 1998 Kim Feeman
217
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065067 Hopkins Kentucky 21 Jul 1992 Earl Sparks
EKY
Carex scoparia
31234100065026 Floyd Kentucky 06 Jul 1982 Raymond Athey
4644
EKY
Carex scoparia
BEREA003793 Calloway Kentucky 20 Jun 2001 Ralph L. Thompson
01-215
BEREA
Carex scoparia
ETSU002165 Greene Tennessee 23 May 2010 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU002097 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU002093 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU006560 Johnson Tennessee 08 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
N/A Johnson Tennessee 03 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU006114 Greene Tennessee 08 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU002096 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Carex scoparia
31973000010735 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex scoparia
31973000010736 Trigg Kentucky
KNK
Carex scoparia
ETSU006561 Unicoi Tennessee Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
ETSU002092 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex scoparia
N/A Johnson Tennessee 01 Jul 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
N/A Carter Tennessee 28 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex scoparia
31973000010737 Harlan Kentucky
KNK
Carex scoparia
31973000010738 Laurel Kentucky
KNK
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0057288 Hardin Kentucky
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050654 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050470 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050655 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050644 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050487 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0057289 Harlan Kentucky
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050645 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050477 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
31973000010734 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050486 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050652 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050662 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050647 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050648 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050468 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050469 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050659 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050666 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050491 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050478 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050482 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050660 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050472 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050475 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050489 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050467 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050488 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050650 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050490 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0057287 Elliott Kentucky
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050649 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050653 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050643 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050485 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050479 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050665 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050657 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050651 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050661 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050663 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050473 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050646 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050474 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050483 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050484 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050664 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050480 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050476 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050656 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050658 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050481 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
UCHT004412 Trigg Kentucky 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
14
UCHT
Carex scoparia
APSC0045749 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
TENN-V-0050471 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Carex scoparia
UCHT004413 Marion Tennessee 07 Jun 1998 John Beck
2113
UCHT
Carex scoparia
APSC0036446 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0065505 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036444 Stewart Tennessee 09 Jun 1986 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0044878 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036456 Montgomery Tennessee 20 May 1981 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0066944 Elliott Kentucky 09 Jun 1994 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036453 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036222 Stewart Tennessee 01 Jun 1989 Susan Holt
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036220 Stewart Tennessee 21 Jun 1989 Susan Holt
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036452 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Jun 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036454 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036451 Todd Kentucky 01 Jul 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0036219 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex scoparia
HTTU007168 Muhlenberg Kentucky
HTTU
Carex scoparia
HTTU007318 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex scoparia
HTTU007316 Muhlenberg Kentucky
HTTU
Carex scoparia
HTTU007317 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex scoparia
UCHT037349 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex scoparia
BRIT160823 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160811 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160808 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160810 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160815 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160814 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160819 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160818 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160809 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160813 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
APSC0036455 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0041559 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Jun 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0057368 McCracken Kentucky 29 May 2014 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex scoparia
APSC0098820 Cannon Tennessee
APSC
Carex scoparia
BRIT160816 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160817 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160821 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160812 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160820 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160824 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
BRIT160822 Tennessee
VDB
Carex scoparia
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