Carex howei

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex howei Mack.
Common NamePrickly Bog Sedge; Howes 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; 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
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StatusNative
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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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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: Calloway (KY), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Cumberland (TN), Hardeman (TN), Lawrence (TN), Putnam (TN), Roane (TN), Sullivan (TN), White (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, ETSU, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1987 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100049731 Tennessee 20 May 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4715
EKY
Carex howei
TENN-V-0048674 Carroll Tennessee
TENN
Carex howei
TENN-V-0048675 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Carex howei
APSC0064905 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex howei
ETSU027109 Sullivan Tennessee 29 Jun 2018 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
18178
ETSU
Carex howei
TENN-V-0048680 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex howei
TENN-V-0048676 Chester Tennessee
TENN
Carex howei
31234100049723 Cumberland Tennessee 20 May 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4738
EKY
Carex howei
31234100049749 Tennessee 03 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4823
EKY
Carex howei
TENN-V-0048679 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Carex howei
APSC0091241 Putnam Tennessee
APSC
Carex howei
APSC0091704 Calloway Kentucky
APSC
Carex howei
APSC0053386 Lawrence Tennessee
APSC
Carex howei
31234100049715 Calloway Kentucky 19 Apr 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4093
EKY
Carex howei
31234100049756 White Tennessee 03 Jun 1987 Ronald L. Jones
4817
EKY
Carex howei
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