Carex straminea

Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
SpeciesCarex straminea Willd.
Common NameEastern Straw Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0;
Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 8.6
C value 9
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S2?] (State Rank); G5 (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.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • 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


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: Hart (KY), Rowan (KY), Scott (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100165651 Rowan Kentucky Kim Feeman
Carex straminea
MDKY00003242 Rowan Kentucky
Carex straminea
MDKY00003240 Rowan Kentucky
Carex straminea
MDKY00003239 Rowan Kentucky
Carex straminea
MDKY00003241 Rowan Kentucky
Carex straminea
APSC0070613 Hart Kentucky
Carex straminea
HTTU035122 Scott Tennessee
Carex straminea
MDKY00003243 Rowan Kentucky
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