Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2485

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Piedmont

Look for it in shallow depressions in granitic outcrops, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (2-3)

FLOWER:
Summer
Tepals greenish to tan
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Tan
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-010:
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Rush