Carex molesta

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex molesta Mack. ex Bright
Common NameTroublesome 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: 3.4
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2?] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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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.

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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: Boyd (KY), Bracken (KY), Caldwell (KY), Campbell (KY), Fayette (KY), Franklin (KY), Hardin (KY), Harrison (KY), Jefferson (KY), Kenton (KY), Madison (KY), Pendleton (KY), Shelby (KY), Simpson (KY), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Giles (TN), Greene (TN), Monroe (TN), Roane (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Sumner (TN), Wilson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1966 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100057643 Madison Kentucky 31 Aug 1994 Gary W. Libby
OB-940
EKY
Carex molesta
31973000010523 Madison Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010517 Harrison Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010521 Bracken Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010522 Boyd Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010515 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010530 DeKalb Tennessee
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010514 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010516 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010531 Rutherford Tennessee
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010519 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049825 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049829 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0056134 Franklin Kentucky
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049827 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-004 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049824 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049828 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049830 Sumner Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049831 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
APSC0058876 Simpson Kentucky 01 May 2016 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0084777 Jefferson Kentucky 10 May 1979 Max Medley
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0037249 Stewart Tennessee 22 May 1991 James Joyner
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0064333 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0036213 Stewart Tennessee 21 May 1966 William H. Ellis
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0080807 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0036783 Caldwell Kentucky 03 Jun 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0065242 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Carex molesta
31234100057650 Shelby Kentucky 20 May 1999 Ronald L. Jones
9102b
EKY
Carex molesta
31973000010520 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010532 Rutherford Tennessee
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010525 Pendleton Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
31973000010518 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0056133 Fayette Kentucky
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0056156 Campbell Kentucky
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049823 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049891 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
TENN-V-0049826 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex molesta
APSC0106517 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Carex molesta
APSC0077828 Jefferson Kentucky 12 May 1986 Max Medley
APSC
Carex molesta
BRIT160188 Tennessee
VDB
Carex molesta
BRIT160189 Tennessee
VDB
Carex molesta
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