OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-02-004:
Luzula echinata   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush


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image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm120310_210212

March    Spartanburg County    SC

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

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_122

March    Laurens County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_126

March    Laurens County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_129

March    Laurens County    SC

Flowers in dense clusters (glomerules); glomerules capitate to broadly ovoid, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_133

March    Laurens County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_138

March    Laurens County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm200310_3094

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm200310_3096b

March    Spartanburg County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm170401_409

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

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.

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm190416_7493

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm210413_9512

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm210413_9515

April    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

Inflorescence branches divergent, at least some widely spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Luzula echinata, Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm220409_6583

April    Pickens County    SC

Glassy Mountain Heritage Preserve

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-02-004:
Luzula echinata   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

Find by scientific name:

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

map
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or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

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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