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Juncus trigonocarpus Steudel. Subgenus: Juncus. Section: Ozophyllum. Redpod Rush. Phen: Jul-Oct. Hab: Seepage slopes, bogs, along stream margins, ditches in acid, sandy landscapes. Dist: Coastal Plain, NC to FL Panhandle, west to e. TX.

ID notes: Among section Ozophyllum, J. trigonocarpus has large heads and a smooth green stems. The capsules and seeds are large but noticeably smaller than J. caesariensis and larger than J. canadensis. Young J. trigonocarpus and J. canadensis are often confused; once mature, however, the two can usually be separated by capsule color alone. Although J. canadensis capsules redden, they never approach the dark reddish-purple tone of J. trigonocarpus. Seed and capsule size are also distinct for the two taxa.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Synonymy: = ETx1, FNA22, GW1, K1, K3, K4, RAB, S, Tx, WH3, Kirschner (2002b); = Verojuncus trigonocarpus (Steud.) 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
  • Great Plains: OBL

Heliophily ?: 9

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