Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3977

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Uncommon

Look for it in brackish and freshwater marshes, bogs, wet prairies, interdune swales, ditches, wet, open places, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple - terete
Basal (0-1) & alternate (2-3)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomatous

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Tepals straw-colored to reddish to reddish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
3 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in heads (glomerules)

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Juncus megacephalus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus megacephalus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-025:
Juncus megacephalus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Juncus megacephalus

 

COMMON NAME:
Large-headed Rush