Carex tonsa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex tonsa (Fernald) E. P. Bicknell
Common NameShaved 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: Xeric; Moisture Requirements: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; 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 5
StatusNative; G5T5 (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: Menifee (KY), Powell (KY), Wolfe (KY), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Hawkins (TN), Johnson (TN), Polk (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: EKY, ETSU, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1995 - 2019

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
N/A Wolfe Kentucky 06 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
805
EKY
Carex tonsa
31234100782091 Menifee Kentucky 27 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
888
EKY
Carex tonsa
31234100772605 Powell Kentucky 22 Apr 1995 Ross C. Clark
23163
EKY
Carex tonsa
N/A Powell Kentucky 22 Apr 1995 Ross C. Clark
23163
EKY
Carex tonsa
N/A Carter Tennessee 12 Apr 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002162 Unicoi Tennessee 01 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002161 Unicoi Tennessee 31 Mar 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002157 Sullivan Tennessee 13 Apr 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU006564 Johnson Tennessee 22 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU006565 Johnson Tennessee 13 Jun 2013 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002153 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU006213 Greene Tennessee 11 Apr 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002152 Unicoi Tennessee 31 Jul 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002154 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
N/A Powell Kentucky 22 Apr 1995 Ross C. Clark
23163
EKY
Carex tonsa
N/A Carter Tennessee 24 Apr 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
N/A Carter Tennessee 26 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002158 Unicoi Tennessee 13 Apr 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU006414 Greene Tennessee 17 Sep 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
N/A Sullivan Tennessee 10 Apr 2017 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002160 Unicoi Tennessee 15 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 03 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002163 Unicoi Tennessee 22 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002155 Unicoi Tennessee 17 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002156 Carter Tennessee 13 Apr 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
31234100781333 Wolfe Kentucky
EKY
Carex tonsa
N/A Hawkins Tennessee 24 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy, Marty Silver
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU025887 Hawkins Tennessee 24 Mar 2019 Frosty Levy, Marty Silver
19050
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU002164 Greene Tennessee 12 Apr 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU005992 Unicoi Tennessee 30 Oct 2015 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex tonsa
UCHT037254 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex tonsa
ETSU025417 Johnson Tennessee 13 Apr 2013 Adam McCullough
DOEM 0041
ETSU
Carex tonsa
N/A Washington Tennessee 10 May 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
ETSU
Carex tonsa
ETSU026067 Washington Tennessee 10 May 2019 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker
19230
ETSU
Carex tonsa
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