Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Soft Rush is easily found and easily identified. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
PLANTS National Database
Juncus effusus var. conglomeratus
Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Juncus effusus var. solutus
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Soft Rush, Common Rush
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JK Marlow jkm130430_895
April Spartanburg County SC
Rhizomes short-branched, in distinct often large clumps. Culms erect, terete, per Flora of North America.
JK Marlow jkm210523_0727
May Greenville County SC
Ashmore Heritage Preserve
Smooth perennial herb, 12-48" tall; flowering stems erect, green, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmjeffusussolu_moultrie
May Berkeley County SC
Flowers greenish or pale brown, petals & sepals essentially alike, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
Patrick D. McMillan pdmjeffususvarsolutus_bl
Branched inflorescence spreads laterally from base of the involucral leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.