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


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image of Juncus roemerianus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juro_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus roemerianus

JK Marlow    jkm100508_018

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

Leaves terete, stiff, and pungent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Juncus roemerianus

JK Marlow    jkm100508_020

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

Terminal leaf (which is sharply pointed) makes inflorescence appear lateral, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.