Carex hystericina

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd.
Common NameBottlebrush Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: RCSP; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Mudflat; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; 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 (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[SH] (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 cooleyi Carex cooleyi
Carex hystericina var. dudleyi Carex hystericina var. dudleyi

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: Blount (TN), Bradley (TN), Campbell (TN), Claiborne (TN), Cumberland (TN), Greene (TN), Hawkins (TN), Jefferson (TN), Johnson (TN), Lewis (TN), Loudon (TN), Sullivan (TN), Union (TN), Williamson (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1986 - 2010

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0048686 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048693 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048691 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0240924 Hawkins Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048695 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048690 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048698 Sullivan Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048699 Union Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048696 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048689 Greene Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
APSC0037019 Campbell Tennessee
APSC
Carex hystericina
APSC0082365 Williamson Tennessee
APSC
Carex hystericina
HTTU014379 Cumberland Tennessee
HTTU
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0244168 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048692 Johnson Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048697 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048684 Campbell Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048687 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048685 Claiborne Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048688 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048694 Lewis Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0048700 Union Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
UCHT004651 Lewis Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
78
UCHT
Carex hystericina
UCHT004650 Bradley Tennessee 03 Jul 1986 D. Houck
2547
UCHT
Carex hystericina
APSC0056732 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex hystericina
APSC0058744 Lewis Tennessee
APSC
Carex hystericina
APSC0037018 Greene Tennessee
APSC
Carex hystericina
TENN-V-0245360 Blount Tennessee
TENN
Carex hystericina
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Plant Photos

Carex hystericina - Theo Witsell
Carex hystericina - Theo Witsell