Carex brevior

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex brevior (Dewey) Mack. ex Lunell
Common NameShortbeak 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: Sub-xeric; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; 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 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FAC), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S4?] (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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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 festucacea var. brevior Carex festucacea var. brevior (Dewey) Fern.

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: Barren (KY), Garrard (KY), Jefferson (KY), Marshall (KY), Rowan (KY), Davidson (TN), DeKalb (TN), Fentress (TN), Haywood (TN), Hickman (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jackson (TN), Lauderdale (TN), Lincoln (TN), Loudon (TN), Monroe (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1972 - 2014

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0046875 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0063313 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046874 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046883 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046877 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046878 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046881 Lincoln Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046876 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
UCHT004396 Fentress Tennessee 16 Jun 2014 Joey Shaw
UCHT
Carex brevior
UCHT004395 Fentress Tennessee 16 Jun 2014 Joey Shaw
UCHT
Carex brevior
APSC0056551 Hickman Tennessee
APSC
Carex brevior
APSC0105182 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex brevior
APSC0105114 Jefferson Kentucky
APSC
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0245195 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
BRIT159332 Tennessee
VDB
Carex brevior
31234100050986 Rowan Kentucky 03 Jun 1999 Kim Feeman
441
EKY
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046880 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046884 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046879 Jackson Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0046882 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
APSC0059809 Barren Kentucky
APSC
Carex brevior
APSC0059812 Marshall Kentucky 22 May 1975 Raymond Athey
APSC
Carex brevior
BRIT159330 Tennessee
VDB
Carex brevior
BRIT159331 Tennessee
VDB
Carex brevior
BEREA025412 Garrard Kentucky
BEREA
Carex brevior
MEM017368 Lauderdale Tennessee 08 May 1972 Patrick Keiran
340
MEM
Carex brevior
BRIT159329 Tennessee
VDB
Carex brevior
UCHT004397 Fentress Tennessee 16 Jun 2014 Joey Shaw
UCHT
Carex brevior
TENN-V-0174656 Hickman Tennessee
TENN
Carex brevior
MDKY00002414 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex brevior
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Plant Photos

Carex brevior - Dwayne Estes
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Carex brevior - Dwayne Estes
Carex brevior - Dwayne Estes
Carex brevior - Dwayne Estes