Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
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This is a rare case of non-wetland species of Juncus - usually in thin soil over a flat rock surface. Lopsided Rush is very similar to the ubiquitous Path Rush (J. tenuis), but the lowest involucral leaf is shorter than the inflorescence and the leaf sheath auricle is very short (vs. prolonged). Read more at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-01-009:
Juncus secundus FAMILY Juncaceae
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Lopsided Rush, Secund Rush
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Flora of North America
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Uncommon in NC Piedmont (rare elsewhere in GA-NC-SC)
CLICK HERE to see a map, notes, and images from Weakley's Flora of the Southeastern US.
Click here to see a map showing all occurrences known to SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria. (Zoom in to see more detail.)
6 tepals in two whorls of 3
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