|Photo by John B|
|Division:||Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants|
|Class:||Liliopsida - Moncots|
|Natural range of Juncus megacephalus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.|
J. megacephalus is a perennial graminoid of the Juncaceae family native to North America.
J. megacephalus is found along the southeastern coast of the United States from Texas to Maryland.
J. megacephalus is found in brackish and freshwater marshes, bogs, wet prairies, interdune swales, ditches, and other wet open places. Specimens have been collected from recently burned witchgrass slough and tidal marsh of a river.
This plant blooms June through August.
J. megacephalus is not fire resistant, but has high fire tolerance.
Conservation, cultivation, and restoration
J. megacephalus is listed as endangered/extirpated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources Natural Heritage Program.
References and notes
- USDA Plant Database https://plants.usda.gov/core/profile?symbol=JUME
- Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
- Weakley, A.S. 2015. Flora of the southern and mid-atlantic states. Working Draft of 21 May 2015. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
- URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2018. Collectors: R.A. Norris, R.K. Godfrey, Cecil Slaughter, Dianne Hall, Kim Ponzio, Loran C. Anderson. States and counties: Florida (Wakulla, Jefferson, Brevard)