Carex umbellata

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex umbellata Schkuhr ex Willd.
Common NameParasol Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: January; Reproductive Phenology: Febuary; Reproductive Phenology: March; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: December; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Rank: 3-ranked; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Anther Type: Basifixed; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: No; Fruit Type: Achene; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: N/A; Perianth Present: No; Petal Fusion: N/A; Pistil Complexity: Compound; Pistil Number: 1; Placentation Type: Basal; Sepal Fusion: N/A; Sepal Number: 0; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 3; Tepal Fusion: N/A; Tepal Number: 0
C value 6
StatusNative; TN[SNR] KY[S5] (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • 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 umbellata var. vicina Carex umbellata var. vicina

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), Boyle (KY), Breathitt (KY), Butler (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Crittenden (KY), Garrard (KY), Greenup (KY), Hardin (KY), Harlan (KY), Harrison (KY), Jackson (KY), Jefferson (KY), Laurel (KY), Leslie (KY), Lewis (KY), Livingston (KY), Madison (KY), Martin (KY), Menifee (KY), Owen (KY), Pulaski (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Trigg (KY), Campbell (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Davidson (TN), Dickson (TN), Franklin (TN), Hawkins (TN), Humphreys (TN), Maury (TN), Polk (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1946 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100071578 Lewis Kentucky 19 Apr 1986 Allison W. Cusick
25078
EKY
Carex umbellata
31234100064649 Butler Kentucky 22 Apr 1993 Landon E. McKinney
5360
EKY
Carex umbellata
31234100071545 Greenup Kentucky 20 Apr 1986 Allison W. Cusick
25091
EKY
Carex umbellata
31234100071586 Lewis Kentucky 19 Apr 1986 Allison W. Cusick
25089
EKY
Carex umbellata
31234100439510 Boyle Kentucky 13 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney, Pat Gladu
4989
EKY
Carex umbellata
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 30 Mar 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
31973000010949 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010951 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010948 Lewis Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010953 Franklin Tennessee
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010947 Martin Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010946 Owen Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010950 Harrison Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31234100071537 Breathitt Kentucky 17 Apr 1996 Allison W. Cusick
32907
EKY
Carex umbellata
31234100064656 Franklin Tennessee 24 May 1998 Bruce A. Ford
98112
EKY
Carex umbellata
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 22 Apr 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
ETSU002159 Unicoi Tennessee 17 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 30 Mar 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
ETSU002178 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003341 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003340 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003344 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003343 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
TENN-V-0051257 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex umbellata
APSC0076933 Pulaski Kentucky
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0072462 Cumberland Tennessee 15 Apr 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0045748 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0092981 Trigg Kentucky 23 Mar 2018 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex umbellata
31973000010952 Bath Kentucky
KNK
Carex umbellata
31973000010957 Davidson Tennessee
KNK
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003339 Harlan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
MDKY00003342 Leslie Kentucky
MDKY
Carex umbellata
TENN-V-0051256 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex umbellata
APSC0076976 Laurel Kentucky
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0107693 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0076521 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0065857 Jefferson Kentucky 30 Apr 1946 Arland Hotchkiss
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0055576 Cumberland Tennessee 07 Aug 2014 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Carex umbellata
MTSU003494 Coffee Tennessee 08 May 1996 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
Carex umbellata
UCHT035125 Dickson Tennessee
UCHT
Carex umbellata
UOS06895 Coffee Tennessee 08 May 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Carex umbellata
BEREA025525 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
BEREA026017 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
BEREA025458 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
BEREA025529 Madison Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 12 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 12 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
ETSU025858 Hawkins Tennessee 12 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy
19021
ETSU
Carex umbellata
ETSU009088 Sullivan Tennessee 10 Apr 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex umbellata
ETSU025859 Hawkins Tennessee 12 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy
19022
ETSU
Carex umbellata
MEM018029 Hardin Kentucky 21 May 1978 R. Cranfill
582
MEM
Carex umbellata
APSC0065147 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0112649 Maury Tennessee
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0040482 Calloway Kentucky 22 Apr 2015 Mason Brock
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0092466 Lewis Kentucky
APSC
Carex umbellata
APSC0054794 Dickson Tennessee
APSC
Carex umbellata
N/A Maury Tennessee 2007-April Dwayne Estes
09711
APSC
Carex umbellata
UCHT037255 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex umbellata
UCHT035126 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Carex umbellata
UOS06894 Franklin Tennessee 07 May 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Carex umbellata
BEREA026013 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
BEREA025536 Jackson Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
MEM017634 Crittenden Kentucky 02 May 1980 Raymond Athey
4530
MEM
Carex umbellata
MEM017635 Livingston Kentucky 02 May 1980 Raymond Athey
4531
MEM
Carex umbellata
BRIT236655 Polk Tennessee
VDB
Carex umbellata
MEM010135 Menifee Kentucky 10 May 1974 Raymond Athey
2707
MEM
Carex umbellata
BEREA026012 Rockcastle Kentucky
BEREA
Carex umbellata
UOS06893 Coffee Tennessee 08 May 1996 Landon E. McKinney
UOS
Carex umbellata
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Carex umbellata - Dwayne Estes
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