Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2255

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Mountains)

Look for it in stream and pond margins, swamps, flatwoods, depressions, roadside ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Tepals dark green
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Glossy brown
Capsule

 

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

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 (1968) 040-01-003:
Juncus coriaceus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Leathery Rush