Juncus marginatus Rostk. - Shore Rush

Juncus marginatus plant

Family - Juncaceae

Stems:

Juncus marginatus baseBase of plant.

Leaves:

Juncus marginatus leaf baseBase of leaf.

Inflorescence:

Juncus marginatus inflorescence

Flowers:

Juncus marginatus fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - October.

Habitat - Marshes, flatwoods, bogs, wet prairies, ditches.

Origin - Native to North America.

Other information - This rush species can be found throughout Alabama. The plant can be identified by its mostly open inflorescences and obovoid fruits. The sepals are as long as or longer than the fruits.
The genus Juncus derives from the Latin "junc(us)" "meaning "a rush, reed" and is the classical Latin name for the genus.
The species epithet marginatus derives from the Latin "marg(in)" meaning "a border, edge" referring to the hyaline margins of the petals.

Alabama Distribution:

Juncus marginatus map

Photographs taken off Lee Rd 27, Auburn, AL., 9-9-05.


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