Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


873

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Straw/ Brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Luzula acuminata ssp. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-02-001b:
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Juncoides carolinae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina woodrush


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image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juca11_001_lvd

        

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160319_016b

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160319_018

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160326_118

March    Laurens County    SC

Luzula leaf blades flat & ciliate (vs. Juncus either flat or terete, glabrous), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_4

March    Catawba County    NC

Inflorescences of var. carolinae usually branching, pedicels commonly paired, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

Gill Newberry    gn1_l_acuminata_caroli

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160421_328

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160421_331

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160422_074

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm170413_557

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence compound; most primary pedicels with 1-4 secondary ones, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm170413_561

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_2

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_3

April    Catawba County    NC

Basal leaves 32cm x 12mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

JK Marlow    jkm160503_274

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers borne singly, per Weakley's Flora.