Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Hedgehog Woodrush at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Hedgehog Woodrush, Spreading Woodrush
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March Spartanburg County SC
Hairy basal leaves and flowering stems, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
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March Laurens County SC
Flowers in dense clusters (glomerules); glomerules capitate to broadly ovoid, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
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April McCormick County SC
Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve
Luzula leaf blades flat & ciliate (vs. Juncus either flat or terete, glabrous), per Weakley's Flora.
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April Greenville County SC
Blackwell Heritage Preserve
Inflorescence branches divergent, at least some widely spreading, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC
Basal & alternate
Greenish/ Straw/ Brown
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee p213
- Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians p396
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region p153