Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


4269

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common in Coastal Plain & Piedmont (rare in Mountains)

Look for it . It is often in disturbed, open, wet areas, ditches, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary
Flowers borne singly

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

GREATER THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-008 & 011:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

GREATER THAN Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (1968)
Juncus platyphyllus

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Juncus tenuis var. dichotomus

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Rush


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image of Juncus dichotomus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_judi_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus dichotomus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_judi_002_lvd

        

image of Juncus dichotomus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_judi_003_lvd