Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3100

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in coastal tidal marshes, forming dense stands at and above mean high tide, above the Spartina alterniflora zone, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (1-3)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes long, thick, scaly

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer
Tepals tan
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-004:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Needle Rush