Carex comosa

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusCarex
SpeciesCarex comosa Boott
Common Namelonghair sedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 5.9
C value 6
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S2] 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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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), Hamilton (TN), Loudon (TN), Meigs (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Rhea (TN), Stewart (TN)

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

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 1988

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0047193 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047190 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047196 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047191 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047194 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047185 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047195 Rhea Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047184 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
UCHT004649 Anderson Tennessee Pat Cox
UCHT
Carex comosa
APSC0068589 Hamilton Tennessee
APSC
Carex comosa
APSC0037464 Stewart Tennessee 21 Jul 1988 Edward W. Chester with Susan Holt
88-170
APSC
Carex comosa
APSC0065241 Monroe Tennessee
APSC
Carex comosa
UCHT035054 Hamilton Tennessee
UCHT
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047192 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047187 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047189 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047182 Anderson Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047186 Meigs Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047188 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
TENN-V-0047183 Loudon Tennessee
TENN
Carex comosa
APSC0037473 Montgomery Tennessee 16 Jun 1970 Edward W. Chester
2334
APSC
Carex comosa
APSC0037467 Montgomery Tennessee 29 Jul 1950 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Carex comosa
APSC0037475 Montgomery Tennessee 02 May 1950 Floyd Brown & Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Carex comosa
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Plant Photos

Carex comosa - Dwayne Estes
Carex comosa - Dwayne Estes
Carex comosa - Milo Pyne
Carex comosa - Milo Pyne