OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-010:
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Georgia Rush


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image of Juncus georgianus, Georgia Rush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjgeorgianus_poecr

May    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Leaves flat, half as long as the 10-40cm scapes, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Juncus georgianus, Georgia Rush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmjgeorgianus_poecrb

May    Pickens County    SC

Poe Creek State Forest

Flowers borne singly, sepals 5-6mm long, petals slightly shorter, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-010:
Juncus georgianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

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2485

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Rare, endemic to the Southeastern Piedmont

Habitat: 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

Inflorescence appears terminal, its bract not resembling a continuation of culm

FRUIT:
Summer
Tan
Capsule

 

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