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Vascular Plant Herbarium

Vascular Plant Database Genus Results

Category: Monocots
Family Name: Cyperaceae

SPECIES

Carex - [maps | photos]

  • Carex abscondita Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: thicket sedge
             • Carex sparganioides Muhl. ex Willd. var. aggregata (Mackenzie) Gleason
             • Carex artitecta Mackenzie
             • Carex physorhyncha Liebm. ex Steud.
             • Carex emmonsii Dewey ex Torr.
  • Carex albolutescens Schwein.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: greenwhite sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex longii Mackenzie
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. latifolia Boott
  • Carex alopecoidea Tuckerman (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    Common Name: foxtail sedge
  • Carex amphibola Steud.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: eastern narrowleaf sedge
             • Carex incomperta Bickn.
             • Carex howei Mackenzie
  • Carex baileyi Britton
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Bailey's sedge
  • Carex barrattii Schwein. & Torr. (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Barratt's sedge
  • Carex blanda Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative -
    Common Name: eastern woodland sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. blanda (Dewey) Boott
  • Carex brevior (Dewey) Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shortbeak sedge
  • Carex bromoides Schkuhr ex Willd. (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: bromelike sedge
  • Carex bulbostylis Mackenzie (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: Bulbous sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex amphibola Steud. var. globosa (Bailey) Bailey
  • Carex bullata Schkuhr ex Willd. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: button sedge
  • Carex bushii Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Bush's sedge
  • Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb. (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Buxbaum's sedge
  • Carex caroliniana Schwein.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Carolina sedge
  • Carex chapmanii Steud. (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Chapman's sedge
  • Carex cherokeensis Schwein.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: Cherokee sedge
  • Carex collinsii Nutt.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Collins' sedge
  • Carex comosa Boott (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: longhair sedge
  • Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: hirsute sedge
  • Carex conjuncta Boott
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: soft fox sedge
             • Carex amphibola Steud.
  • Carex crawei Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Crawe's sedge
  • Carex crebriflora Wiegand
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: coastalplain sedge
  • Carex crus-corvi Shuttlew. ex Kunze
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: ravenfoot sedge
  • Carex davisii Schwein. & Torr. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: Davis' sedge
  • Carex debilis Michx.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: white edge sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex debilis Michx. var. pubera Gray
             • Carex debilis Michx. var. rudgei Bailey
  • Carex eburnea Boott
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: bristleleaf sedge
  • Carex echinata Murr. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: star sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex echinata Murr. var. angustata (Carey) Bailey
  • Carex festucacea Schkuhr. ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: fescue sedge
             • Carex nigromarginata Schweinitz var. floridana (Schweinitz) Kükenthal
  • Carex frankii Kunth
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Frank's sedge
  • Carex gigantea Rudge
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: giant sedge
  • Carex glaucescens Ell.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: southern waxy sedge
             • Carex flaccosperma Dewey var. glaucodea (Tuckerman ex Olney) Kukenth.
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. gracillima (Boott) Boott ex B.L. Robins. & Fern.
  • Carex gracillima Schwein.
    NWI R2 TN: No Wetland Indicator
    Common Name: graceful sedge
  • Carex granularis Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: limestone meadow sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex haleana Olney
  • Carex gravida Bailey (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: heavy sedge
  • Carex grayi J. Carey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Gray's sedge
  • Carex grisea Wahlenb.
    Common Name: eastern narrowleaf sedge
             • Carex crinita Lam. var. gynandra (Schwein.) Schwein. & Torr.
  • Carex hyalinolepis Steud. (TN Threatened)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shoreline sedge
  • Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: bottlebrush sedge
  • Carex intumescens Rudge
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: greater bladder sedge
  • Carex joorii Bailey
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: cypress swamp sedge
  • Carex laevivaginata (Kük.) Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: smoothsheath sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. laevivaginata Kukenth.
  • Carex laxiflora Lam.
    NWI R2 TN: No Wetland Indicator
    Common Name: broad looseflower sedge
             • Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd. var. leavenworthii (Dewey) Kukenth.
  • Carex leptalea Wahlenb.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: bristlystalked sedge
  • Carex leptonervia (Fern.) Fern.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: nerveless woodland sedge
  • Carex lonchocarpa Willd. ex Spreng. (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: southern long sedge
  • Carex longii Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Long's sedge
  • Carex lupuliformis Sartwell ex Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: false hop sedge
  • Carex lupulina Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: hop sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex lupulina Muhl. ex Willd. var. pedunculata Gray
  • Carex lurida Wahlenb.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shallow sedge
  • Carex meadii Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: Mead's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex tetanica Schkuhr var. meadii (Dewey) Bailey
             • Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd. var. mesochorea (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex misera Buckley (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: wretched sedge
             • Carex crinita Lam. var. mitchelliana (M.A. Curtis) Gleason
  • Carex molesta Mackenzie ex Bright
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative -
    Common Name: troublesome sedge
  • Carex muskingumensis Schwein. (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Muskingum sedge
  • Carex normalis Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: greater straw sedge
  • Carex oblita Steud.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: darkgreen sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex venusta Dewey
  • Carex oklahomensis Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Oklahoma sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. oklahomensis (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex ouachitana Kral, Manhart & Bryson (TN Special Concern)
    Common Name: Ouachita Mountain sedge
  • Carex ovalis * Goodenough
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: eggbract sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex leporina auct. non L.
  • Carex pellita Muhl. ex Willd. (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: woolly sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex lanuginosa auct. non Michx.
  • Carex prasina Wahlenb.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: drooping sedge
  • Carex projecta Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: necklace sedge
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. purpurifera (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex reniformis (Bailey) Small (TN Special Concern)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: kidneyshape sedge
  • Carex roanensis F.J. Herm. (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: Roan Mountain sedge
  • Carex rosea Schkuhr. ex Willd.
    Common Name: rosy sedge
  • Carex ruthii Mackenzie (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: Ruth's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex muricata L. var. ruthii (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex scabrata Schwein.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: eastern rough sedge
  • Carex scoparia Schkuhr. ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: broom sedge
  • Carex seorsa Howe
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: weak stellate sedge
  • Carex shortiana Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Short's sedge
  • Carex socialis Mohlenbrock & Schwegman
    Common Name: low woodland sedge
  • Carex squarrosa L.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: squarrose sedge
  • Carex sterilis Willd. (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    NWI R2 TN: No Wetland Indicator
    Common Name: dioecious sedge
  • Carex stricta Lam.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: upright sedge
  • Carex styloflexa Buckley
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: bent sedge
  • Carex swanii (Fern.) Mackenzie
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: Swan's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex virescens Muhl. ex Willd. var. swanii Fern.
  • Carex tenera Dewey
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: quill sedge
  • Carex tetanica Schkuhr (TN Endangered)
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: rigid sedge
             • Carex rugosperma Mackenzie var. tonsa (Fernald) E. G. Voss
             • Carex umbellata Schkuhr ex Willdenow var. tonsa Fernald
  • Carex torta Boott ex Tuckerman
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: twisted sedge
  • Carex triangularis Boeckl.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: eastern fox sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex vulpinoidea Michx. var. platycarpa Hall
  • Carex tribuloides Wahlenb.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: blunt broom sedge
  • Carex typhina Michx.
    NWI R2 TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: cattail sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex squarrosa L. var. typhina (Michx.) Nutt.
  • Carex utriculata Boott. (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    Common Name: Northwest Territory sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex rostrata Stokes var. utriculata (Boott) Bailey
  • Carex vestita Willd. (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    Common Name: velvet sedge
  • Carex willdenowii Schkuhr ex Willd.
    NWI R2 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Willdenow's sedge
  • Carex woodii Dewey (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: pretty sedge

*Description of RTE & NWI Status
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