Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


874

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

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

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

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

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Straw/Brown
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Luzula echinata   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Luzula echinata   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-02-004:
Luzula echinata   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush


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JK Marlow    jkm120310_210212

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Hairy basal leaves and flowering stems, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_122

March    Laurens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_124

March    Laurens County    SC

image of Luzula echinata

JK Marlow    jkm160326_126

March    Laurens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_129

March    Laurens County    SC

Flowers in dense clusters (glomerules); glomerules capitate to broadly ovoid, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_133

March    Laurens County    SC

Inflorescence branches divergent, at least some widely spreading, per Weakley's Flora.

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JK Marlow    jkm160326_138

March    Laurens County    SC

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_407

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_409

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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JK Marlow    jkm170401_411

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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