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