Carex purpurifera

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex purpurifera Mack.
Common Namepurple 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; Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 10.0
C value 10
StatusNative; TN[S3] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G4? (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 laxiflora var. purpurifera Carex laxiflora var. purpurifera (Mack.) Gleason

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: Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Breathitt (KY), Casey (KY), Clay (KY), Clinton (KY), Cumberland (KY), Estill (KY), Garrard (KY), Harlan (KY), Jackson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Leslie (KY), Lincoln (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Powell (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Russell (KY), Wayne (KY), Whitley (KY), Anderson (TN), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Cannon (TN), Claiborne (TN), Clay (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hancock (TN), Jackson (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Moore (TN), Morgan (TN), Overton (TN), Pickett (TN), Polk (TN), Putnam (TN), Rhea (TN), Scott (TN), Sevier (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), White (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1977 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100058948 Polk Tennessee 23 May 1980 Brian Boom
468
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058823 Bath Kentucky 28 May 1985 Julian Campbell
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058922 Whitley Kentucky 09 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
1499
EKY
Carex purpurifera
N/A Harlan Kentucky 20 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5000
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058914 Rowan Kentucky 07 Jun 2000 Kim Feeman
1151
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058930 Morgan Tennessee 20 Apr 1988 V. E. McNeilus
88-275
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058872 Wayne Kentucky 02 Apr 1995 Timothy J. Weckman
1259
EKY
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003760 Lincoln Kentucky 24 May 2005 Robert F. C. Naczi
10957
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003759 Lincoln Kentucky 24 May 2005 Robert F.C. Naczi
10932
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003756 Bell Kentucky 20 Apr 1988 Ralph L. Thompson, Barbara L. Rafaill
88-324
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003761 Madison Kentucky 02 May 1995 Rudy A. Gelis
275
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003758 Casey Kentucky 18 Jun 1998 Robert F. C. Naczi, Anton A. Reznicek
7450
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003757 Bell Kentucky 20 May 1988 Ralph L. Thompson, Barbara L. Rafaill
88-455
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003754 Bell Kentucky 22 Apr 1985 Ralph L. Thompson, R. Allen Straw
85-148
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
31234100058906 Harlan Kentucky 20 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5000
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100852209 Powell Kentucky 01 May 1988 Ross C. Clark
s.n.
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100781945 Powell Kentucky 26 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
863
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058864 Whitley Kentucky Max E. Medley
2330-80
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058898 Clinton Kentucky 13 May 2000 Mark A. Gorton
00-145
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058856 Cumberland Kentucky 01 May 1999 Ross C. Clark
24331
EKY
Carex purpurifera
31234100058880 Estill Kentucky 14 May 1988 Richard G. Guetig
609
EKY
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003763 Madison Kentucky 23 May 1987 Ralph L. Thompson
87-502
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003755 Bell Kentucky 09 May 1985 Ralph L. Thompson, R. Allen Straw
85-159
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003764 Rockcastle Kentucky 03 Jun 1997 Chris A. Fleming, Ralph L. Thompson, Amanda N. Allen
AF-38
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
BEREA003762 Rockcastle Kentucky 12 May 1990 Neal Denton, Ralph L. Thompson, Dale Noe, Jr.
1135
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
31973000010670 Franklin Tennessee
KNK
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003054 Casey Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003058 Jackson Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
BEREA022778 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003061 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003060 Whitley Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003063 Anderson Tennessee
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003057 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003056 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003062 McCreary Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003059 Bath Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050360 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050370 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050330 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050339 Hancock Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050344 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050351 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050326 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050338 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
MDKY00003055 Clay Kentucky
MDKY
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050348 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050372 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050375 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050382 White Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050331 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050347 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050352 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050367 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050358 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050340 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050342 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050334 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050345 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050341 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050327 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050368 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050337 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050356 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050361 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050369 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050343 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0056808 Powell Kentucky
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050371 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050357 Cannon Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050378 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050333 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050376 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050336 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050346 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050377 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050328 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050332 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050363 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050349 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050359 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050335 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050329 Clay Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050379 Sevier Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050381 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050364 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050353 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
UCHT004285 Scott Tennessee 03 May 2001 V. E. McNeilus
01-155
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
UCHT004283 Cumberland Kentucky 15 Apr 1999 R. C. Clark
24205
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
UCHT004284 Hamilton Tennessee 03 May 2006 S. Huskins
179
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
APSC0104928 Lawrence Kentucky
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0088638 Pulaski Kentucky 05 May 1987 Max Medley
APSC
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050362 Overton Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050355 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050374 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050373 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-005 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-005038 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050354 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050366 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
TENN-V-0050365 Pickett Tennessee
TENN
Carex purpurifera
UCHT004286 Marion Tennessee 13 Apr 1994 Milo Pyne
94-036
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
APSC0104926 Breathitt Kentucky
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0053797 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0058844 Pickett Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0048352 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0051710 Moore Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0053674 White Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0048540 Grundy Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0104927 Leslie Kentucky
APSC
Carex purpurifera
HTTU033312 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU026963 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030319 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030343 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030342 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU033803 Clay Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030340 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU026962 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030341 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU028794 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU033923 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU034195 Grundy Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU025349 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
UCHT040399 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
APSC0065512 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Carex purpurifera
APSC0105265 Wayne Kentucky 25 Apr 1980 Max Medley
APSC
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030344 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU034196 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU032704 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU026050 Putnam Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU032705 Marion Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030320 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
HTTU030321 Jackson Tennessee
HTTU
Carex purpurifera
UCHT037118 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
UOS06859 Franklin Tennessee 06 May 2006 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06860 Franklin Tennessee 11 Apr 2006 Jon Evans
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06858 Franklin Tennessee 06 May 2006 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06857 Franklin Tennessee 19 Apr 2007 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551411 White Tennessee 28 Apr 1992 R. Kral
80285
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551421 Clay Tennessee 08 May 1983 R. Kral
69944
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551412 Van Buren Tennessee 28 Apr 1992 R. Kral
80306
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551416 Marion Tennessee 13 Apr 1985 R. Kral
72352
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551410 Williamson Tennessee 10 Apr 1981 R. Kral
66847
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT552931 Russell Kentucky 22 May 1980 R. Kral
65181
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551422 Clay Tennessee 01 May 1992 R. Kral
80365
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551414 Polk Tennessee 16 Apr 1977 R. Kral
59637
VDB
Carex purpurifera
UCHT037119 Davidson Tennessee
UCHT
Carex purpurifera
UOS06862 Franklin Tennessee 14 Jun 2010 Jon Evans
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06856 Franklin Tennessee 27 Mar 2009 Mary P Priestley
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06861 Franklin Tennessee 29 May 2010 Jon Evans
UOS
Carex purpurifera
UOS06855 Franklin Tennessee 04 May 1986 Thomas S. Patrick
UOS
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551419 DeKalb Tennessee 03 May 1986 R. Kral
73339
VDB
Carex purpurifera
BRIT551420 Davidson Tennessee 21 Apr 1985 R. Kral
72374
VDB
Carex purpurifera
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