OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Juncus tenuis var. dichotomus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-008 & 011:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Juncus platyphyllus

 

COMMON NAME:
Forked Rush


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image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_judi_001_lvd

        

image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / US Forest Service    pnd_judi_002_lvd

        

image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_judi_003_lvd

        

image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1864

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The inflorescence is terminal and short-branched, per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1864b

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

image of Juncus dichotomus, Forked Rush

JK Marlow    jkm210706_1866

July    Greenville County    SC

Blackwell Heritage Preserve

The auricle at the mouth of the leaf sheath is short (vs long in J. tenuis), per Vascular Plants of North Carolina.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of Vascular Plants of NE US & Adjacent Canada (Gleason & Cronquist,1991)
Juncus tenuis var. dichotomus

INCLUDING VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-008 & 011:
Juncus dichotomus   FAMILY Juncaceae

INCLUDING Vascular Flora of the Carolinas (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968)
Juncus platyphyllus

 

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4269

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common in Coastal Plain & Piedmont (rare in Mountains)

Look for it . It is often in disturbed, open, wet areas, ditches, wet meadows, per Weakley's Flora

map
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full sun ...Wet

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
Superior ovary

Inflorescence appears terminal, its bract not resembling a continuation of culm

FRUIT:
Capsule

 

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