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


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image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_jute_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_jute_007_lvd

        

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_jute_011_lvd

        

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

Gill Newberry    gn05_juncus_temuis

May        

Leaves basal, narrow, 0.05" wide, flat or often rolled, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8935

June    Greenville County    SC

Sepals and petals alike, narrow and pointed, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

JK Marlow    jkm190604_8937

June    Greenville County    SC

A loosely branched inflorescence, each branch with 2-6 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

image of Juncus tenuis, Path Rush, Poverty Rush

JK Marlow    jkm190704_9785

July    Jackson County    NC

Foothills Trail