OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-004:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Needlerush


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image of Juncus roemerianus, Black Needlerush

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

        

image of Juncus roemerianus, Black Needlerush

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, Black Needlerush

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.

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-004:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

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3100

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Habitat: Coastal tidal marshes, forming dense stands at and above mean high tide, above the Spartina alterniflora (Sporobolus alterniflorus) 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

Inflorescence appears lateral, its erect bract resembling a continuation of culm

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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