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Juncus caesariensis Coville. Subgenus: Juncus. Section: Ozophyllum. New Jersey Rush. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Sphagnous seepages in the Coastal Plain, seeps and bogs at low to moderate elevations in the Mountains of NC. Dist: Rare throughout its range, it is known only from several sites in NJ, MD, VA, NC, and NS (Newell & Newell 1994). Found in 1992 from a seepage bog in Clay County, NC, and in 1993 from a bog in Henderson County, NC, where associated with northern disjuncts.

ID notes: Among members of section Ozophyllum, J. caesariensis and J. trigonocarpus have the largest capsules and seeds. Seeds are conspicuously tailed at both ends, and among the largest in the section. The stems of J. caseariensis are somewhat lightly but unmistakably blue-green, as well as being densely scabrous.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = AqW, C, F, FNA22, G, K1, K2, K4, Va, Kirschner (2002b); = n/a – Pa, RAB, Tat; = Verojuncus caesariensis (Coville) Záv.Drábk. & Proćków – Proćków & Záveská Drábková (2023)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: OBL
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: OBL
  • Northcentral & Northeast: OBL

Heliophily ?: 8

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