Carex abscondita

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex abscondita Mack.
Common NameThicket Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: FG; Natural Area Presence: GM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LGS; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Natural Area Presence: WOLF; 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: April; 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 6
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (State Rank); G4G5 (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

SynonymFull Citation
Carex digitalis var. glauca Carex digitalis var. glauca

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: Bell (KY), Calloway (KY), Carter (KY), Cumberland (KY), Greenup (KY), Leslie (KY), Menifee (KY), Ohio (KY), Rowan (KY), Russell (KY), Wayne (KY), Campbell (TN), Carroll (TN), Chester (TN), Fentress (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Haywood (TN), Knox (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Montgomery (TN), Perry (TN), Polk (TN), Roane (TN), Weakley (TN), White (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100045382 Bell Kentucky 08 Jun 2005 Amy V. McIntosh
1025
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100733011 Calloway Kentucky 22 May 1990 Landon E. Mckinney
4138
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100052685 Knox Tennessee 16 May 1992 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Carex abscondita
31973000009577 Wayne Kentucky
KNK
Carex abscondita
MDKY00002299 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046177 Fentress Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046183 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046182 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046181 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
BEREA024199 Kentucky
BEREA
Carex abscondita
APSC0037743 Polk Tennessee 07 Jun 2011 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex abscondita
APSC0064885 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
BRIT158168 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158172 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
31234100045390 Calloway Kentucky 22 May 1990 Landon E. McKinney
4198
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100052693 Roane Tennessee 13 May 1987 V. E. McNeilus
87-795
EKY
Carex abscondita
31973000009580 Cumberland Kentucky
KNK
Carex abscondita
MDKY00002298 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex abscondita
31234100052701 White Tennessee 27 Jun 1979 Mark Whitten
835
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100052636 Ohio Kentucky 04 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
4953
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100052628 Leslie Kentucky 21 May 1992 Landon E. McKinney
5035
EKY
Carex abscondita
31973000009581 Greenup Kentucky
KNK
Carex abscondita
31973000009579 Russell Kentucky
KNK
Carex abscondita
MDKY00002296 Weakley Tennessee
MDKY
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046180 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046176 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0063296 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
UCHT004096 Marion Tennessee 04 Aug 1983 Edwin Bridges
703
UCHT
Carex abscondita
APSC0111058 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
APSC0037755 Hardin Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
UTM02653 Polk Tennessee
UTM
Carex abscondita
BRIT158170 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158169 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
31234100045473 Weakley Tennessee 28 Jun 1995 Robert F. C. Naczi
4859
EKY
Carex abscondita
31234100045465 Haywood Tennessee 26 Jun 1995 Robert F. C. Naczi
4812
EKY
Carex abscondita
MDKY00002297 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0048628 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046179 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
APSC0064900 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
APSC0053501 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
BRIT158166 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158167 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158174 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
MDKY00003095 Carter Kentucky
MDKY
Carex abscondita
TENN-V-0046178 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex abscondita
APSC0064793 Chester Tennessee
APSC
Carex abscondita
APSC0037751 Montgomery Tennessee 15 May 1999 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex abscondita
UCHT037256 Perry Tennessee
UCHT
Carex abscondita
BRIT158171 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158173 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
BRIT158165 Tennessee
VDB
Carex abscondita
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