Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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Woodland Rush belongs to the J. canadensis group, with hemispherical to rounded heads. Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
J. subcaudatus is one of the more difficult rushes to identify. Although it is grouped with J. canadensis, J. brevicaudatus, and the other long-tailed rushes, its seeds lack distinct, long appendages. Read more from Weakley's Flora (2022).
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-020:
Juncus subcaudatus FAMILY Juncaceae
Somewhat-tailed Rush, Woodland Rush, Short-tailed Rush
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Flora of North America
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Habitat: bogs, mossy woods and other wet places, per Weakley's Flora
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in NC Mountains, uncommon in SC Mountains (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
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Basal (1) & alternate (1-3)
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Inflorescence appears terminal, its bract not resembling a continuation of culm
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