Juncus polycephalos

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Common names: Many-headed rush [1]

Juncus polycephalos
Juncus polycephalos BM.jpg
Photo by John B
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida - Moncots
Order: Juncales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: J. polycephalos
Binomial name
Juncus polycephalos
Natural range of Juncus polycephalos from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Taxonomic Notes

Synonyms: none.[2]

Varieties: none.[2]


J. polycephalos is a perennial graminoid of the Juncaceae family that is native to North America.[1]


J. polycephalos is found in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Kansas, and Maryland.[1]



J. polycephalos is found in sandy pond margins, ditches, and savannas.[3]


J. polycephalos flowers July through September.[4]

Herbivory and toxicology

The Juncus genus has been observed to host planthoppers from the family Delphacidae such as Nothodelphax consimilis and Nothodelphax occlusa.[5]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 USDA Plant Database
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. Weakley, A. S. (2015). Flora of the Southern and Mid-Atlantic States. Chapel Hill, NC, University of North Carolina Herbarium.
  4. Nelson, G. PanFlora: Plant data for the eastern United States with emphasis on the Southeastern Coastal Plains, Florida, and the Florida Panhandle. www.gilnelson.com/PanFlora/ Accessed: 22 MAY 2018
  5. Discoverlife.org [1]