Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Grassleaf Rush is one of 3 NC species of rushes with flat leaf blades. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-013:
Juncus marginatus FAMILY Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Habitat: Wet meadows, bogs, generally throughout in wet, sandy or peaty soil, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
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Basal & alternate, 3-ranked
Rhizomes short, knotty (when present)
Tepals dark brownish usually with green midstripe
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Inflorescence appears terminal, its bract not resembling a continuation of culm
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