Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1876

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes & swamps, low meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun Aquatic ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple - reduced to sheaths (blades absent)
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FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Greenish/ Pale brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juncus effusus ssp. solutus   FAMILY Juncaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus effusus +   FAMILY Juncaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-001:
Juncus effusus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Soft Rush, Common Rush


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image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

JK Marlow    jkm0304g_37

April    Beaufort County    SC

Hunting Island State Park

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

JK Marlow    jkm130430_895

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Rhizomes short-branched, in distinct often large clumps. Culms erect, terete, per Flora of North America.

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

JK Marlow    jkm160416_231

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

JK Marlow    jkm160416_234

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

JK Marlow    jkm160416_251

April    Lowndes County    GA

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjeffusussolu_moultrie

May    Berkeley County    SC

Lake Moultrie

Flowers greenish or pale brown, petals & sepals essentially alike, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Juncus effusus ssp. solutus

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjeffususvarsolutus_bl

June        

Branched inflorescence spreads laterally from base of the involucral leaf, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.