Carex timida

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex timida Naczi & B. A. Ford
Common NameTimid 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; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; 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; KY[S2] (State Rank); G2G4 (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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  • 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: Jessamine (KY), McCracken (KY), Monroe (KY), Rowan (KY), Franklin (TN), Hamblen (TN), Montgomery (TN), Wilson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, HTTU, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1996 - 2009

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0051090 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0051095 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0241585 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0057934 McCracken Kentucky
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0051094 Wilson Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0241586 Rowan Kentucky
TENN
Carex timida
APSC0036244 Rowan Kentucky
APSC
Carex timida
APSC0064568 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Carex timida
UCHT035122 Franklin Tennessee
UCHT
Carex timida
31234100070539 Franklin Tennessee 06 Jun 2005 Dwayne Estes
07834
EKY
Carex timida
31973000025210 Rowan Kentucky 01 Jun 1996 Naczi, Robert
5598
KNK
Carex timida
MDKY00003296 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex timida
TENN-V-0057933 Jessamine Kentucky
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0051091 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0051093 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0051092 Hamblen Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0241623 Monroe Kentucky
TENN
Carex timida
TENN-V-0174689 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex timida
APSC0036242 Franklin Tennessee
APSC
Carex timida
APSC0067991 Montgomery Tennessee 01 May 2009 Dwayne Estes
APSC
Carex timida
APSC0036243 Wilson Tennessee
APSC
Carex timida
APSC0036245 Monroe Kentucky 23 May 1998 Robert Naczi
APSC
Carex timida
HTTU014399 Franklin Tennessee
HTTU
Carex timida
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Plant Photos

Carex timida - Dwayne Estes
Carex timida - Dwayne Estes