Carex basiantha

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
Species:Carex basiantha Steud.
Common NameWilldenows Sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: GILES; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Dry-mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; 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 (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (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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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 willdenowii var. pauciflora Carex willdenowii var. pauciflora

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: Shelby (KY), Decatur (TN), DeKalb (TN), Franklin (TN), Giles (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Hickman (TN), McNairy (TN), Marion (TN), Marshall (TN), Maury (TN), Polk (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN), Weakley (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, KNK, MDKY, TENN, UCHT, UOS, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 2010 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31973000009781 Shelby Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
31973000009779 Grundy Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
31973000009780 Shelby Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
MDKY00002405 Tipton Tennessee
MDKY
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046697 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046695 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046693 McNairy Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046694 Polk Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
BEREA024197 Shelby Kentucky
BEREA
Carex basiantha
BEREA024195 Kentucky
BEREA
Carex basiantha
BEREA024196 Kentucky
BEREA
Carex basiantha
APSC0092804 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
APSC0064842 Decatur Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
APSC0055542 Hickman Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
APSC0037638 Giles Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
31973000009759 Weakley Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
31973000011041 Warren Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
31973000009767 Tipton Tennessee
KNK
Carex basiantha
MDKY00002404 Shelby Tennessee
MDKY
Carex basiantha
MDKY00002406 Weakley Tennessee
MDKY
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046688 DeKalb Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046692 Marshall Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046696 Weakley Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046689 Giles Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046691 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
TENN-V-0046690 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Carex basiantha
UCHT004586 Maury Tennessee 01 Jun 2010 E. Blyveis
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UCHT
Carex basiantha
APSC0050777 Van Buren Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
APSC0062079 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Carex basiantha
UOS06661 Franklin Tennessee 13 May 2013 Ashley Block
UOS
Carex basiantha
UOS06660 Franklin Tennessee 13 May 2013 Ashley Block
UOS
Carex basiantha
BRIT158220 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
BRIT158222 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
BRIT158223 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
BRIT158221 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
BRIT158219 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
BRIT158218 Tennessee
VDB
Carex basiantha
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