Carex mitchelliana

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex mitchelliana M. A. Curtis
Common NameMitchells 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: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; 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 7
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[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

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: Anderson (TN), Carroll (TN), Cumberland (TN), Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hardeman (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Putnam (TN), Scott (TN), Sequatchie (TN), Sevier (TN), Van Buren (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2009 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0049818 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049821 Sequatchie Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049815 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049814 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049820 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
APSC0036778 Sevier Tennessee
APSC
Carex mitchelliana
APSC0065046 Fentress Tennessee
APSC
Carex mitchelliana
APSC0064903 Carroll Tennessee
APSC
Carex mitchelliana
UCHT038634 Tennessee
UCHT
Carex mitchelliana
BRIT160208 Tennessee
VDB
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049817 Hardeman Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049822 Scott Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049819 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049813 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049812 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0049816 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
UCHT004453 Fentress Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
2
UCHT
Carex mitchelliana
TENN-V-0244174 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Carex mitchelliana
UOS06800 Franklin Tennessee 28 Apr 2009 Jon Evans
UOS
Carex mitchelliana
BRIT160209 Tennessee
VDB
Carex mitchelliana
BRIT160212 Tennessee
VDB
Carex mitchelliana
BRIT160210 Tennessee
VDB
Carex mitchelliana
BRIT160211 Tennessee
VDB
Carex mitchelliana
ETSU031812 Tennessee
ETSU
Carex mitchelliana
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