Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3978

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain (rare in Piedmont)

Look for it on seepage slopes, in bogs, along stream margins, ditches, per Weakley's Flora

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...Wet

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

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Tepals green to reddish-brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary
Flowers in terminal clusters

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Dark red? Chestnut brown
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus trigonocarpus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-017:
Juncus trigonocarpus   FAMILY Juncaceae

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

 

COMMON NAME:
Redpod Rush