Cyperus flavicomus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCyperus
Species:Cyperus flavicomus Michx.
Common NameWhiteedge Flatsedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: LC; Duration: Annual; 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; Reproductive Phenology: October; 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; Placentation Type: Basal; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 2
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FAC) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S3S4] (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.

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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
Cyperus albomarginatus Cyperus albomarginatus (Mart. & Schrad. ex Nees) Steud.
Cyperus sabulosus Cyperus sabulosus (Mart. & Schrad. ex Nees) Steud.
Pycreus flavicomus Pycreus flavicomus (Michx.) C.D. Adams

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: Ballard (KY), Calloway (KY), Lyon (KY), Marshall (KY), Trigg (KY), Benton (TN), Davidson (TN), Decatur (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hardin (TN), Henry (TN), Humphreys (TN), Jefferson (TN), Meigs (TN), Perry (TN), Stewart (TN), Wayne (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, KNK, TENN, BOON, MDKY, MEM, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1975 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100076031 Calloway Kentucky 20 Oct 1975 Raymond Athey
3188
EKY
Cyperus albomarginatus
31973000011236 Trigg Kentucky
KNK
Cyperus flavicomus
MDKY00003432 Marshall Kentucky
MDKY
Cyperus albomarginatus
MDKY00003434 Calloway Kentucky
MDKY
Cyperus albomarginatus
MDKY00003433 Calloway Kentucky
MDKY
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038943 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038064 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038059 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038066 Henry Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0039313 Ballard Kentucky
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038070 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038071 Jefferson Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038062 Davidson Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038063 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038075 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038061 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038076 Wayne Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0243494 Decatur Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038069 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038072 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038837 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038068 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0039314 Marshall Kentucky
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038065 Hardin Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038060 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038067 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
TENN-V-0038073 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038074 Perry Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038058 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Cyperus flavicomus
006868 Perry Tennessee
BOON
Cyperus albomarginatus
TENN-V-0038836 Calloway Kentucky
TENN
Cyperus albomarginatus
APSC0036022 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0041109 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036013 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036011 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036017 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036021 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0041107 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036023 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036018 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036024 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0039857 Wayne Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036012 Wayne Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036027 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036019 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036025 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0039858 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036028 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036016 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163214 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163206 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163211 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163213 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
mem013657 Perry Tennessee 24 Nov 1978 David H. Webb, Brenda S. Webb
1809
MEM
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0041541 Hardin Tennessee 26 Oct 2011 David H. Webb
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0100982 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036015 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0072305 Calloway Kentucky 20 Oct 1979 Raymond Athey
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0072304 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
APSC0036026 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163205 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163207 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163208 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163209 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163212 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
BRIT163210 Tennessee
VDB
Cyperus flavicomus
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