Carex alata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex alata Torr.
Common Namebroadwing 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: 7.6
C value 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** 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

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: Christian (KY), Hart (KY), Logan (KY), McCracken (KY), Todd (KY), Trigg (KY), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Montgomery (TN), Robertson (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1944 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0046206 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046205 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046211 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046208 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046209 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
UCHT004388 Trigg Kentucky E. Blyveis
UCHT
Carex alata
UCHT004389 Hamilton Tennessee 09 Jun 1980 Gene S. Van Horn
1929
UCHT
Carex alata
APSC0085741 Todd Kentucky 25 May 1994 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0037709 Todd Kentucky 02 Jul 1949 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
914
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0037712 Robertson Tennessee 23 Jul 1944 Royal E. Shanks
2833
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0054900 Logan Kentucky 01 May 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0105115 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0058881 Montgomery Tennessee 16 May 2014 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0041554 Logan Kentucky 10 Jun 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0037708 Montgomery Tennessee 04 Jun 1981 Edward W. Chester
81-323
APSC
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046207 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046218 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046219 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0051671 Todd Kentucky
TENN
Carex alata
TENN-V-0046210 Robertson Tennessee
TENN
Carex alata
UCHT004390 Hamilton Tennessee 04 Jun 1979 Gene S. Van Horn
1678
UCHT
Carex alata
UCHT004391 Hamilton Tennessee 04 Jun 1979 Gene S. Van Horn
1678
UCHT
Carex alata
APSC0059776 Christian Kentucky 18 May 1993 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0051841 McCracken Kentucky 29 May 2014 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0064541 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0037710 Robertson Tennessee 07 Jun 1984 Kevin Souza
84-205
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0041558 Montgomery Tennessee 10 Jun 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0065026 Montgomery Tennessee 12 May 2010 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex alata
APSC0113322 Warren Tennessee
APSC
Carex alata
BRIT157898 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
BRIT157901 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
UOS06627 Coffee Tennessee 10 Jul 1996 Douglas E. Kennemore, Jr.
UOS
Carex alata
BRIT157897 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
BRIT157896 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
BRIT157899 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
BRIT157900 Tennessee
VDB
Carex alata
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Carex alata - Dwayne Estes
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Carex alata - Dwayne Estes
Carex alata - Dwayne Estes