Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2254

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in damp soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (1-2) & alternate (1-2)

FLOWER:
Summer
Green /Straw-colored
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Green/Straw
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 040-01-029:
Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
tapertip rush