Carex ruthii

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex ruthii Mack.
Common NameRuths Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; 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 9
StatusNative; TN[S2] (State Rank); G3G4 (Global Rank)
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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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  • 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: Carter (TN), Cocke (TN), Johnson (TN), Monroe (TN), Unicoi (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2014 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
ETSU006183 Carter Tennessee 21 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006166 Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU002071 Monroe Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU033397 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032342 Monroe Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032073 Johnson Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU030826 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032260 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU030927 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032556 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032264 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032525 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU002070 Unicoi Tennessee 06 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006247 Johnson Tennessee 16 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006139 Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006164 Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU002072 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006140 Unicoi Tennessee 12 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU006182 Carter Tennessee 21 Jun 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU030830 Cocke Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032265 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU032278 Carter Tennessee James T Donaldson
ETSU
Carex ruthii
ETSU030926 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex ruthii
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