Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


2254

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

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

Common

Look for it in damp soils, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (1-2) & alternate (1-2)

FLOWER:
Summer
Green /Straw-colored
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals, in two whorls of 3
3 stamens
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer
Green/Straw
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 040-01-029:
Juncus acuminatus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
tapertip rush


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image of Juncus acuminatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juac_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus acuminatus

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_juac_006_lvd

        

image of Juncus acuminatus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_j_acuminatus_5198

May    Currituck County    NC

Heads hemispheric (to spheric), per Flora of North America.

image of Juncus acuminatus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_j_acuminatus_5211

May    Currituck County    NC

Inflorescences are terminal panicles of 5-50 heads, with branches ascending, per Flora of North America.

image of Juncus acuminatus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_j_acuminatus_5213

May    Currituck County    NC

image of Juncus acuminatus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_j_acuminatus_5213b

May    Currituck County    NC

Flowers: tepals light brown to greenish, lanceolate, apex acuminate, per Flora of North America.

image of Juncus acuminatus

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_juncus_acuminatus_1

June    Iredell County    NC

Perennial, cespitose, not rhizomatous. Culms erect, terete, smooth, per Flora of North America.