Carex shortiana

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex shortiana Dewey
Common NameShort's 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: 5.5
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (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
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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

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: Boone (KY), Bracken (KY), Caldwell (KY), Campbell (KY), Carroll (KY), Christian (KY), Crittenden (KY), Hardin (KY), Harrison (KY), Jefferson (KY), Jessamine (KY), Kenton (KY), Livingston (KY), Lyon (KY), McCracken (KY), Madison (KY), Marshall (KY), Pendleton (KY), Powell (KY), Rowan (KY), Shelby (KY), Trigg (KY), Trimble (KY), Warren (KY), Washington (KY), Woodford (KY), Greene (TN), Knox (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Montgomery (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Sumner (TN), Washington (TN), Wilson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1969 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100065216 Caldwell Kentucky 02 Jun 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4259
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065323 Washington Kentucky 03 Jun 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5092
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065273 Powell Kentucky Donald K. Walker
219
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065224 Caldwell Kentucky 02 Jul 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4259
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065299 Trigg Kentucky 15 May 1976 Raymond Athey
3371
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065331 Woodford Kentucky 01 Jun 1980 J. Stuart Lassetter
3514
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065240 Madison Kentucky 15 May 1995 Ronald L. Jones
7734
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065315 Warren Kentucky 26 May 1969 W. Meijer
EKY
Carex shortiana
BEREA003800 Madison Kentucky 17 May 1992 J. Richard Abbott, Ralph L. Thompson
2242
BEREA
Carex shortiana
31973000010751 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010747 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010750 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010757 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010752 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31234100065307 Trimble Kentucky 24 Jul 2009 Landon E. McKinney
10118
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065281 Rowan Kentucky 01 Jun 1990 Ronald L. Jones
6486
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065349 Woodford Kentucky 01 Jun 1980 J. Stuart Lassetter
3514
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065265 Madison Kentucky 10 May 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-847
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065232 Jefferson Kentucky 25 May 1988 Richard G. Guetig
9
EKY
Carex shortiana
31234100065257 Madison Kentucky 14 Jun 1973 J. Stuart Lassetter
1959
EKY
Carex shortiana
31973000010758 Washington Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010748 Boone Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010756 Shelby Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010749 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010754 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
31973000010755 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050677 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050667 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050675 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050678 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050668 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050674 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050676 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0057379 Campbell Kentucky
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050669 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
UCHT004593 Montgomery Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
58
UCHT
Carex shortiana
APSC0036467 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0084314 Boone Kentucky 15 May 1991 Max Medley
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036463 Trigg Kentucky 19 May 1987 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0066936 McCracken Kentucky
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036464 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036394 Montgomery Tennessee 17 May 1999 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0058796 Montgomery Tennessee 16 May 2014 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Carex shortiana
31973000010753 Carroll Kentucky
KNK
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050680 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0057380 Trigg Kentucky
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050671 Lauderdale Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050670 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050673 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050679 Washington Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0050672 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
APSC0036397 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036465 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0104148 Jefferson Kentucky 23 May 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036395 Montgomery Tennessee 31 May 1999 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0048287 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036469 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0071051 Boone Kentucky
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036466 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0084313 Boone Kentucky 15 May 1991 Max Medley
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036396 Christian Kentucky 24 May 1994 Sallie Noel
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036461 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036462 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0036468 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Carex shortiana
APSC0065195 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-0244199 Knox Tennessee 15 May 2017 Paul C. Durr
17
TENN
Carex shortiana
BRIT160620 Tennessee
VDB
Carex shortiana
BRIT160618 Tennessee
VDB
Carex shortiana
BRIT160617 Tennessee
VDB
Carex shortiana
TENN-V-2044199 Knox Tennessee
TENN
Carex shortiana
BRIT160619 Tennessee
VDB
Carex shortiana
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