Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


774

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in dry or moist soil along roadsides and paths, fields, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist ...Dry

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (1)2-3

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Cespitose, rhizomes densely branching

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Tepals greenish
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
6 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juncus tenuis   FAMILY Juncaceae

LESS THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus tenuis   FAMILY Juncaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-006:
Juncus tenuis   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Path Rush, Poverty Rush