Scirpus expansus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusScirpus
Species:Scirpus expansus Fernald
Common NameWoodland Bulrush
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GRSM; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; 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; 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; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1; Stamen Number: 2; Stamen Number: 11
C value 7
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S1S2] (State Rank); G4 (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
Scirpus expansus f. bissellii Scirpus expansus f. bissellii (Fernald) Fernald
Scirpus expansus f. globulosus Scirpus expansus f. globulosus Fernald
Scirpus sylvaticus var. bissellii Scirpus sylvaticus var. bissellii

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: Madison (KY), Rowan (KY), Carter (TN), Greene (TN), Polk (TN), Unicoi (TN), Washington (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2012 - 2018

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100708559 Madison Kentucky Mary Wharton
EKY
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002357 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002359 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU005941 Carter Tennessee 18 Jun 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU005950 Unicoi Tennessee 02 Jun 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002364 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
N/A Carter Tennessee 16 Jul 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002360 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
MDKY00003720 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Scirpus expansus
MDKY00003844 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Scirpus expansus
MDKY00003722 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041043 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041046 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041041 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041047 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
ETSU027122 Unicoi Tennessee 02 Jul 2018 Frosty Levy, Elaine Walker, Sollie Walker
18191
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002361 Carter Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002363 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
N/A Carter Tennessee 05 May 2012 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU002362 Unicoi Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
MDKY0003721 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041044 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041040 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041045 Unicoi Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
TENN-V-0041042 Carter Tennessee
TENN
Scirpus expansus
UCHT003867 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Scirpus expansus
UCHT003866 Polk Tennessee
UCHT
Scirpus expansus
BRIT167492 Tennessee
VDB
Scirpus expansus
ETSU030112 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
ETSU009117 Washington Tennessee 14 Sep 2014 Frosty Levy
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
BRIT167494 Tennessee
VDB
Scirpus expansus
BRIT167493 Tennessee
VDB
Scirpus expansus
APSC0051763 Polk Tennessee
APSC
Scirpus expansus
ETSU030113 Greene Tennessee
ETSU
Scirpus expansus
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