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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 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: thicket sedge
             • Carex sparganioides Muhl. ex Willd. var. aggregata (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng.
    NWI TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: whitetinge sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex artitecta Mackenzie
             • Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. albicans
             • Carex longii Mackenzie
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. latifolia Boott
  • Carex alopecoidea Tuckerman (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: foxtail sedge
  • Carex amphibola Steud.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: inflated narrowleaf sedge
  • Carex annectens (Bickn.) Bickn.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: yellowfruit sedge
  • Carex argyrantha Tuckerman (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: silvery-flowered sedge
             • Carex incomperta Bickn.
             • Carex howei Mackenzie
  • Carex austrina Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: southern sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex muehlenbergii Schkuhr. ex Willd. var. australis Olney ex Bailey
  • Carex baileyi Britton
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Bailey's sedge
  • Carex barrattii Schwein. & Torr. (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Barratt's sedge
  • Carex basiantha Steud.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Willdenow's sedge
  • Carex blanda Dewey
    NWI TN: Facultative -
    Common Name: eastern woodland sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. blanda (Dewey) Boott
  • Carex brevior (Dewey) Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shortbeak sedge
  • Carex bulbostylis Mackenzie (TN Special Concern)
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Bulbous sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex amphibola Steud. var. globosa (Bailey) Bailey
             • Carex grisea Wahl. var. globosa Bailey
  • Carex bullata Schkuhr ex Willd. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: button sedge
  • Carex bushii Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Bush's sedge
  • Carex buxbaumii Wahlenb. (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Buxbaum's sedge
  • Carex collinsii Nutt.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Collins' sedge
  • Carex comosa Boott (TN Threatened)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: longhair sedge
  • Carex complanata Torr. & Hook.
    NWI TN: Facultative +
    Common Name: hirsute sedge
             • Carex amphibola Steud.
  • Carex crawei Dewey
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Crawe's sedge
  • Carex crebriflora Wiegand
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: coastal plain sedge
  • Carex crus-corvi Shuttlew. ex Kunze
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: ravenfoot sedge
  • Carex davisii Schwein. & Torr. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI TN: Facultative
    Common Name: Davis' sedge
  • Carex debilis Michx.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: white edge sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex debilis Michx. var. rudgei Bailey
             • Carex debilis Michx. var. pubera Gray
  • Carex eburnea Boott
    NWI TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: bristleleaf sedge
  • Carex echinata Murr. (TN Special Concern)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: star sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex echinata Murr. var. angustata (Carey) Bailey
             • Carex angustior Mack.
             • Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. emmonsii (Dewey ex Torr.)
  • Carex festucacea Schkuhr. ex Willd.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: fescue sedge
             • Carex nigromarginata Schweinitz var. floridana (Schweinitz) Kükenthal
  • Carex frankii Kunth
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Frank's sedge
  • Carex gigantea Rudge
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: giant sedge
             • Carex flaccosperma Dewey var. glaucodea (Tuckerman ex Olney) Kukenth.
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. gracillima (Boott) Boott ex B.L. Rob. & Fernald
  • Carex gracillima Schwein.
    NWI TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: graceful sedge
  • Carex granularis Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: limestone meadow sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex haleana Olney
             • Carex granularis Muhl. ex Willd. var. haleana (Olney) Porter
  • Carex gravida Bailey
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: heavy sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex gravida Bailey var. lunelliana (Mack.) F.J. Herm.
  • Carex grayi J. Carey
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Gray's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex grayi J. Carey var. hispidula A. Gray
  • Carex grisea Wahlenb.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: inflated narrowleaf sedge
             • Carex crinita Lam. var. gynandra (Schwein.) Schwein. & Torr.
             • Carex hirsuta Willd.
             • Carex complanata Torr. & Hook. var. hirsuta (Bailey) Gleason
  • Carex hyalinolepis Steud. (TN Threatened)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shoreline sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex lacustris Willd.
  • Carex hystericina Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: bottlebrush sedge
  • Carex intumescens Rudge
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: greater bladder sedge
  • Carex joorii Bailey
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: cypress swamp sedge
  • Carex laevivaginata (Kük.) Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: smoothsheath sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex stipata Muhl. ex Willd. var. laevivaginata Kük.
  • Carex laxiflora Lam.
    NWI TN: Facultative Upland
    Common Name: broad looseflower sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. serrulata F.J. Herm.
             • Carex cephalophora Muhl. ex Willd. var. leavenworthii (Dewey) Kük.
  • Carex leptalea Wahlenb.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: bristlystalked sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex leptalea Wahlenb. ssp. harperi (Fenald) W. stone
  • Carex leptonervia (Fernald) Fernald
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: nerveless woodland sedge
  • Carex lonchocarpa Willd. ex Spreng. (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: southern long sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex folliculata L. var. australis Bailey
  • Carex longii Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Long's sedge
  • Carex lupuliformis Sartwell ex Dewey
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: false hop sedge
  • Carex lupulina Willd.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: hop sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex lupulina Muhl. ex Willd. var. pedunculata Gray
  • Carex lurida Wahlenb.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: shallow sedge
  • Carex meadii Dewey
    NWI 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 TN: Facultative -
    Common Name: troublesome sedge
             • Carex plana Mackenzie
  • Carex muskingumensis Schwein. (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: Muskingum River sedge
  • Carex normalis Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland -
    Common Name: greater straw sedge
  • Carex oblita Steud.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: darkgreen sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex venusta Dewey var. minor Boeckl
  • Carex oklahomensis Mackenzie
    NWI 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 TN: Facultative
    Common Name: eggbract sedge
  • Carex pedunculata Muhl. ex Willd.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: longstalk sedge
  • Carex pellita Muhl. ex Willd. (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: woolly sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex lanuginosa auct. non Michx.
             • Carex albicans Willd. ex Spreng. var. australis (Mailey) Rettig
  • Carex pigra Naczi
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: slow sedge
  • Carex prasina Wahlenb.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: drooping sedge
  • Carex projecta Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: necklace sedge
             • Carex laxiflora Lam. var. purpurifera (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex radiata (Wahl.) Small
    Common Name: eastern star sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex rosea Schkuhr. ex Willd. var. radiata (Wahl.) Dewey
  • Carex reniformis (Bailey) Small (TN Special Concern)
    NWI 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
    Synonyms:
             • Carex convoluta Mackenzie
  • Carex ruthii Mackenzie (TN Threatened)
    Common Name: Ruth's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex muricata L. var. ruthii (Mackenzie) Gleason
  • Carex scabrata Schwein.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: eastern rough sedge
  • Carex scoparia Schkuhr. ex Willd.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: broom sedge
  • Carex seorsa Howe
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: weak stellate sedge
  • Carex shortiana Dewey
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Short's sedge
  • Carex socialis Mohlenbrock & Schwegman
    Common Name: low woodland sedge
  • Carex squarrosa L.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: squarrose sedge
  • Carex sterilis Willd. (TN Endangered -Possibly Extirpated)
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: dioecious sedge
  • Carex stricta Lam.
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: upright sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex stricta var. elongata (Bock.) Gleason
             • Carex stricta var. strictior (Dew.) Carey
  • Carex superata Naczi, Reznicek & Ford
    NWI TN: Facultative
    Common Name: limestone forest sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex willdenowii Schkuhr. ex Willd. var. megarrhyncha F.J. Herm.
  • Carex swanii (Fern.) Mackenzie
    NWI TN: Obligate Upland
    Common Name: Swan's sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex virescens Muhl. ex Willd. var. swanii Fernald
  • Carex tenera Dewey
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: quill sedge
  • Carex tetanica Schkuhr (TN Endangered)
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: rigid sedge
  • Carex texensis (Torr. ex Bailey) Bailey
    Common Name: Texas sedge
    Synonyms:
             • Carex rosea Schkuhr. ex Willd. var. texensis Torr. ex Bailey
             • Carex rugosperma Mackenzie var. tonsa (Fernald) E. G. Voss
             • Carex umbellata Schkuhr ex Willdenow var. tonsa Fernald
  • Carex torta Boott ex Tuckerman
    NWI TN: Obligate Wetland
    Common Name: twisted sedge
             • Carex vulpinoidea Michx. var. triangularis (Boeckl.) Kük.
  • Carex tribuloides Wahlenb.
    NWI TN: Facultative Wetland +
    Common Name: blunt broom sedge
  • Carex typhina Michx.
    NWI 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 TN: Facultative Wetland
    Common Name: Willdenow's sedge
  • Carex woodii Dewey (TN Endangered)
    Common Name: wood's sedge

*Description of RTE & NWI Status
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