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Juncus roemerianus

Juncus roemerianus Scheele

black needle rush

Juncus roemerianus (Black Needle Rush)
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NCBG PLANT INDEX
ID_PLANT: JURO
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Juncus roemerianus
GENUS: Juncus
FAMILY: JUNCAC - Juncaceae (Rush Family)

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HEIGHT: 1-3 ft.

DURATION: Perennial
HABIT: Grass/Grasslike

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FRUITING PERIOD: May-Oct.

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SOIL MOISTURE: Moist/Wet
LIGHT EXPOSURE: Sun
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WILDLIFE VALUE: Bird Friendly
USDA PLANTS DATABASE
USDA Symbol: JURO
USDA Common Name: Needlegrass Rush
Native Status: L48 (N)
Distribution: USA (AL, DE, FL, GA, LA, MD, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA)
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit: Graminoid

NATIONAL WETLAND INDICATOR STATUS

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2016 National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.3 (Lichvar, R.W., D.L. Banks, W.N. Kirchner, and N.C. Melvin. 2016. The National Wetland Plant List: 2016 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2016-30: 1-17. Published 28 April 2016. ISSN 2153 733X). Regions: AGCP-Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain, AK-Alaska, AW-Arid West, CB-Caribbean, EMP-Eastern Mountains and Piedmont, GP-Great Plains, HI-Hawaii, MW-Midwest, NCNE-Northcentral and Northeast, WMCV-Western Mountains, Valleys & Coast
WEAKLEY FLORA
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Juncus roemerianus
COMMON NAME: Black Needle Rush
SYNONYMY: [= C, F, FNA, G, GW, K1, K2, RAB, S, Va, WH3, Y]
PHENOLOGY: Jan-Jun; May-Oct.
HABITAT: Coastal tidal marshes, forming dense stands at and above mean high tide, above the Sporobolus alterniflorus zone.
COMMENTS: MD to s. FL, west to se. TX. See Eleuterius (1977) for additional information on this species.
RANGE MAP: Juncus roemerianus.png

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ABOUT FAMILY (Weakley Flora)
Juncaceae A.L. de Jussieu 1789 (Rush Family)
SUMMARY: A family of about 8 genera and 350-440 species, herbs (and a few shrubs), largely of temperate regions of the Old and New World.
REFERENCE: Brooks & Clemants in FNA (2000); Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b); Drábková et al. (2003).
ABOUT GENUS (Weakley Flora)
Juncus Linnaeus 1753 (Rush)
SUMMARY: (by B.A. Sorrie and W.M. Knapp)
REFERENCE: Brooks & Clemants in FNA (2000); Kirschner et al. (2002b, 2002c)= Y; Knapp (2014)=X; Bridges & Orzell (2008); Clemants (1990); Balslev in Kubitzki (1998b); Zika (2003)=Z; Drábková et al. (2003). The key based, in part, on those references.

Seeds of Success (SOS)

SOS_NUM COL_DATE PERS_NUM STATE ECOREGION_III DETAIL
207 2015-07-07 66 North Carolina 63 Show
443 2016-06-27 3 North Carolina 63 Show
444 2016-06-30 61 Maryland 63 Show
446 2016-07-01 63 Virginia 65 Show
709 2017-06-14 3 North Carolina 63 Show
710 2017-06-20 59 Virginia 65 Show
712 2017-06-20 59 Virginia 65 Show

HERBARIUM RESOURCES
SERNEC: Find Juncus roemerianus in Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)
UNC SERNEC: Find Juncus roemerianus in University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Herbarium - Southeast Regional Network of Experts and Collections (if available)

WEB RESOURCES
USDA: Find Juncus roemerianus in USDA Plants
NPIN: Find Juncus roemerianus in NPIN Database
FNA: Find Juncus roemerianus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juncus roemerianus

NCBG RECORD
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Include in WOTAS: 0
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Last Modified: 2018-01-27

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