OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-003:
Juncus coriaceus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Leathery Rush


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image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juse3_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0953

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

JK Marlow    jkm210603_0957

June    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

At least a few sheaths at base of plant with well developed blades, per Weakley's Flora (2020).

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_juncus_coriaceus_1

June    Iredell County    NC

A dense clump of erect green shoots, each round in cross-section, to 3' tall, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_juncus_coriaceus_2

June    Iredell County    NC

Inflorescence bract erect, as if culm continuation (infl. appearing lateral), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_juncus_coriaceus_8520

July    Iredell County    NC

Inflorescence sparsely branched, to 1.6" long, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Juncus coriaceus, Leathery Rush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_juncuscoriaceus_8520b

July    Iredell County    NC

Fruits are roundish and shiny brown, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-003:
Juncus coriaceus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

Find by scientific name:

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

map
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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

Inflorescence appears lateral, its erect bract resembling a continuation of culm

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Glossy brown
Capsule

 

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