Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia

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Most habitat and range descriptions were obtained from Weakley's Flora.

Your search found 17 taxa in the family Juncaceae, Rush family, as understood by Weakley's Flora.

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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Soft Rush, Common Rush
Weakley's Flora: (10/20/20) Juncus effusus ssp. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus effusus var. solutus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus effusus 040-01-001   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes & swamps, low meadows

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


drawing of Juncus gymnocarpus, Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush need picture of leaf or frond of Juncus gymnocarpus, Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush need picture of flower of Juncus gymnocarpus, Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Juncus gymnocarpus, Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush need picture of fruit of Juncus gymnocarpus, Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush
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speaker icon Common Name: Seep Rush, Beaked Rush, Pennsylvania Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus gymnocarpus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus gymnocarpus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus gymnocarpus 040-01-002   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, seeps, on streambanks

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Leathery Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus coriaceus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus coriaceus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus coriaceus 040-01-003   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in stream and pond margins, swamps, flatwoods, depressions, roadside ditches

Common (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Black Needlerush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus roemerianus 040-01-004   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in coastal tidal marshes, forming dense stands at and above mean high tide, above the Spartina alterniflora zone

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Path Rush, Poverty Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN PLANTS National Database: Juncus tenuis   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus tenuis 040-01-006   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in dry or moist soil along roadsides and paths, fields

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Forked Rush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus dichotomus 040-01-008 & 011   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it . It is often in disturbed, open, wet areas, ditches, wet meadows

Common in Coastal Plain & Piedmont (rare in Mountains)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Georgia Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus georgianus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus georgianus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus georgianus 040-01-010   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in shallow depressions in granitic outcrops

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Piedmont

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Grassleaf Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus marginatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus marginatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus marginatus 040-01-013   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in wet meadows, bogs, generally throughout in wet, sandy or peaty soil

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


need drawing of Juncus trigonocarpus, Redpod Rush need picture of leaf or frond of Juncus trigonocarpus, Redpod Rush need picture of flower of Juncus trigonocarpus, Redpod Rush need picture of sepals or involucral bracts of Juncus trigonocarpus, Redpod Rush fruit of Juncus trigonocarpus, Redpod Rush
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camera icon Common Name: Redpod Rush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Juncus trigonocarpus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus trigonocarpus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus trigonocarpus 040-01-017   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it on seepage slopes, in bogs, along stream margins, ditches

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Somewhat-tailed Rush, Woodland Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus subcaudatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDING PLANTS National Database: Juncus subcaudatus var. subcaudatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus subcaudatus 040-01-020   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in bogs, mossy woods and other wet places

Common in NC, uncommon in SC, rare in GA

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon Common Name: Large-headed Rush, Bighead Rush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Juncus megacephalus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus megacephalus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus megacephalus 040-01-025   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in brackish and freshwater marshes, bogs, wet prairies, interdune swales, ditches, wet, open places

Uncommon

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Tapertip Rush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Juncus acuminatus 040-01-029   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in damp soils

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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Common Name: Hairy Woodrush
Weakley's Flora: (5/21/15) Luzula acuminata var. acuminata   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Luzula acuminata var. acuminata 040-02-001a   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Carolina woodrush, Southern Hairy Woodrush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Luzula acuminata var. carolinae   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Luzula acuminata ssp. carolinae   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Luzula acuminata var. carolinae 040-02-001b   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in moist forests

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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speaker icon Common Name: Common Woodrush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Luzula multiflora var. multiflora   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Luzula multiflora ssp. multiflora var. multiflora   FAMILY: Juncaceae
INCLUDED WITHIN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Luzula multiflora 040-02-002   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in forests

Rare

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Bulbous Woodrush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Luzula bulbosa   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Luzula bulbosa   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Luzula bulbosa 040-02-003   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in dry forests and fields

Common (rare in GA-SC Coastal Plain)

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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camera icon speaker icon Common Name: Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush
Weakley's Flora: (11/30/12) Luzula echinata   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS National Database: Luzula echinata   FAMILY: Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968): Luzula echinata 040-02-004   FAMILY: Juncaceae

 

Look for it in forests, bogs

Common

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

 


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