Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


873

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (uncommon in GA Piedmont, rare in GA Coastal Plain)

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & alternate

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Straw/ Brown
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
3 sepals
3 petals
6 stamens

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Green
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Luzula acuminata ssp. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 040-02-001b:
Luzula acuminata var. carolinae   FAMILY Juncaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933)
Juncoides carolinae

 

COMMON NAME:
Carolina woodrush


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image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_juca11_001_lvd

        

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160319_016b

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160319_018

March    Pickens County    SC

Nine Times Preserve

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160326_118

March    Laurens County    SC

Luzula leaf blades flat & ciliate (vs. Juncus either flat or terete, glabrous), per Weakley's Flora.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_4

March    Catawba County    NC

Inflorescences of var. carolinae usually branching, pedicels commonly paired, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

Gill Newberry    gn1_l_acuminata_caroli

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160421_328

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160421_331

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm170413_557

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inflorescence compound; most primary pedicels with 1-4 secondary ones, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm170413_561

April    Sevier County    TN

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm200409_3563

April    Greenville County    SC

Flowers borne singly, per Weakley's Flora (2015).

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm200411_3743

April    Greenville County    SC

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_2

April    Catawba County    NC

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

Terry Holdsclaw    tdh_l_acuminata_carolin_3

April    Catawba County    NC

Basal leaves 32cm x 12mm, per Flora of North America.

image of Luzula acuminata var. carolinae, Carolina woodrush

JK Marlow    jkm160503_274

May    Jackson County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway