OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-004:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Black Needlerush


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image of Juncus roemerianus, Black Needlerush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juro_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus roemerianus, Black Needlerush

JK Marlow    jkm100508_018

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

Leaves terete, stiff, and pungent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Juncus roemerianus, Black Needlerush

JK Marlow    jkm100508_020

May    Charleston County    SC

Drayton Hall

Terminal leaf (which is sharply pointed) makes inflorescence appear lateral, per Wildflowers of the Eastern United States.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-004:
Juncus roemerianus   FAMILY Juncaceae

 

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3100

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in coastal tidal marshes, forming dense stands at and above mean high tide, above the Spartina alterniflora zone, per Weakley's Flora

map
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LEAVES:
Simple
Basal (1-3)

RHIZOMES? STOLONS?
Rhizomes long, thick, scaly

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring/Summer
Tepals tan
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary

Inflorescence appears lateral, its erect bract resembling a continuation of culm

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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