Carex torta

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex torta Boott
Common NameTwisted Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GM; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Natural Area Presence: LULA; Natural Area Presence: NRG; Natural Area Presence: ObedWSR; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; 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 8
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (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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  • 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 caespitosa var. ramosa Carex caespitosa var. ramosa
Carex torta var. staminata Carex torta var. staminata

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: Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Casey (KY), Crittenden (KY), Fulton (KY), Harlan (KY), Hart (KY), Jackson (KY), Lawrence (KY), Lee (KY), Leslie (KY), Letcher (KY), McCreary (KY), Madison (KY), Menifee (KY), Owsley (KY), Powell (KY), Rockcastle (KY), Rowan (KY), Wolfe (KY), Blount (TN), Campbell (TN), Carter (TN), Cheatham (TN), Cumberland (TN), Franklin (TN), Hamilton (TN), Johnson (TN), Lewis (TN), Maury (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Morgan (TN), Polk (TN), Rhea (TN), Roane (TN), Scott (TN), Sullivan (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1946 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100070562 Bath Kentucky 22 May 1985 Julian Campbell
EKY
Carex torta
ETSU006264 Carter Tennessee 30 Mar 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
ETSU002175 Washington Tennessee 08 May 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
ETSU006246 Johnson Tennessee 16 May 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
ETSU002176 Johnson Tennessee
ETSU
Carex torta
N/A Unicoi Tennessee 03 May 2018 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
MDKY00003292 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
MDKY00003287 Menifee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
MDKY00003290 Lee Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051102 Cheatham Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051118 Roane Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051108 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
APSC0036234 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036239 Montgomery Tennessee 24 Mar 1946 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0065872 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Carex torta
UCHT038531 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Carex torta
BRIT161328 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161324 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161319 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161312 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161335 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161310 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161325 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161320 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161327 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161322 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161326 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161321 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161316 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161313 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161329 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BEREA003848 Madison Kentucky 08 May 1997 Chris A. Fleming
R-999
BEREA
Carex torta
N/A Carter Tennessee 22 Apr 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
ETSU002177 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Carex torta
ETSU002174 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Carex torta
31973000010848 Harlan Kentucky
KNK
Carex torta
MDKY00003289 Jackson Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051110 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0057952 Bell Kentucky
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051117 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051096 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
UCHT004464 Hamilton Tennessee 23 Apr 1992 Julie Vannerson
66
UCHT
Carex torta
APSC0065871 Menifee Kentucky
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0104234 Letcher Kentucky
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0055515 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
BRIT161332 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161311 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
MEM011653 Hart Kentucky 12 Apr 1970 Willem Meijer
s.n.
MEM
Carex torta
BRIT161333 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161330 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161334 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161314 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161315 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161331 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161323 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161317 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161309 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
BRIT161318 Tennessee
VDB
Carex torta
TENN-V-0244262 Williamson Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
MTSU003492 Cumberland Tennessee 10 May 1986 Landon E. McKinney
MTSU
Carex torta
APSC0050053 Williamson Tennessee 02 May 1996 Milo Pyne
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0058955 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0059921 Lawrence Kentucky 09 Jun 1994 Landon McKinney
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036236 Blount Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
UCHT004463 Polk Tennessee 26 Apr 2001 V. E. McNeilus
01-118
UCHT
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051107 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051104 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051120 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051115 Maury Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051111 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051099 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051103 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
MDKY00003288 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
31973000010847 Rockcastle Kentucky
KNK
Carex torta
BEREA003849 Madison Kentucky 30 Apr 1960 James Grossman
349
BEREA
Carex torta
BEREA003850 Rockcastle Kentucky 24 Apr 1990 Neal Denton, Ralph L. Thompson
1038
BEREA
Carex torta
31234100070687 Rowan Kentucky 28 Apr 2000 Kim Feeman
914
EKY
Carex torta
ETSU030933 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Carex torta
APSC0092201 McCreary Kentucky
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0082379 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0069713 Wolfe Kentucky
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036238 Montgomery Tennessee 08 Jun 1949 Floyd Brown
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0082383 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036233 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036235 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0065911 Crittenden Kentucky 10 May 1975 Raymond Athey
APSC
Carex torta
APSC0036240 Montgomery Tennessee 30 Apr 1982 Edward Chester
APSC
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051105 Franklin Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051101 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051106 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051097 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051114 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051119 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051112 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051116 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051100 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051098 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051109 Morgan Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
TENN-V-0051113 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex torta
MDKY00003293 Leslie Kentucky
MDKY
Carex torta
31973000010845 Rockcastle Kentucky
KNK
Carex torta
N/A Johnson Tennessee 01 Jul 2016 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Carex torta
BEREA003851 Rockcastle Kentucky 29 Apr 1997 Ralph L. Thompson
97-283
BEREA
Carex torta
31234100781879 Powell Kentucky 26 Apr 2018 Thomas McFadden
855
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070703 Blount Tennessee 29 Apr 1988 V. E. McNeilus
88-396
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070620 Leslie Kentucky 14 May 1968 Lynn Garrison
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070661 Powell Kentucky 19 May 1999 Timothy J. Weckman
4920
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070638 Letcher Kentucky 31 May 1979 Richard H. Hannan
2059
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070679 Rockcastle Kentucky 24 Apr 1990 Neal Denton
1038
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070570 Bath Kentucky 14 Apr 1985 Julian Campbell
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070588 Casey Kentucky 20 Apr 1988 Bruce Hoagland
5
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070604 Harlan Kentucky 23 Apr 1998 Bryce D. Fields
159
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070695 Blount Tennessee 29 Apr 1988 V. E. McNeilus
88-396
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070711 Franklin Tennessee 17 Apr 1992 Henry R. DeSelm
EKY
Carex torta
MEM011599 Fulton Kentucky 10 May 1975 Raymond Athey
3004
MEM
Carex torta
31234100070646 Madison Kentucky 08 May 1997 Chris A. Fleming
R-999
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070729 Monroe Tennessee 11 Apr 1979 B. Eugene Wofford
79-39
EKY
Carex torta
31234100070653 Owsley Kentucky 18 May 1991 Landon E. McKinney
4691
EKY
Carex torta
MEM010136 Powell Kentucky 09 May 1974 Raymond Athey
2696
MEM
Carex torta
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