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Wildflower Center Seed Bank

The Wildflower Center's Seed Bank was established in partnership with the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Seeds of Success (SOS) program in concert with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank Program (MSBP). The purpose of the Seed Bank is to collect, conserve, and develop native plant materials for stabilizing, rehabilitating and restoring lands in Texas and the United States.

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To request seed from the Wildflower Seed Bank, please contact the Seed Bank Curator.


Carex tenax

Carex tenax Chapm.

Wire Sedge

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)
USDA Symbol: CATE12

Accession Data

Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-13

Field Data Form:
Collection Date: 2010-06-02
Accession Number: LBJWC-MLE-13
Collection Number: MLE-13
Organization: LBJWC
Collector(s): Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
Collected with: Eason, M., Dent, D., Cruse, S.

Location Data

Country: US
State: Texas
County: Hardin
Location: Sandyland Sanctuary

Latitude: 30.367630
Longitude: -94.252580
Georeference Source: GPS
GPS Datum: WGS84

Altitude: 36 FT
Elevation in M: 10

land_owner: The Nature Conservancy

Habitat Data

Associated Taxa: Pinus taeda, Pinus palustris, Acer rubrum, Toxicodendron radicans, Rhynchospora gracilenta, Asimina parviflora, Ilex ambigua, Asclepias longifolia, Asclepias tuberosa, Tradescantia hirsutiflora, Scleria triglomerata, Cyrilla racemiflora, Croton argyranthemus, Schizachyrium scoparium, Sporobolus junceus
Geology: Limestone
Soil Texture: Sand, white

Collection Data

Plants Sampled: 500+ plants sampled.
Population Size: 500
Specimen Notes: Eason, M. - LBJWC:In field:6-1-2006

Inventory Data

LBJWC: 6402 seeds
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