Juncus coriaceus

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Juncus coriaceus
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Photo by James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta - Flowering plants
Class: Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Order: Juncales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: J. coriaceus
Binomial name
Juncus coriaceus
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Natural range of Juncus coriaceus from USDA NRCS Plants Database.

Common name: leathery rush[1]

Taxonomic notes

Synonyms: Juncus setaceus Rostkovius[1]

Varieties: none[1]


A description of Juncus coriaceus is provided in The Flora of North America.


This plant's range extends north to southern New Jersey, south to peninsular Florida, west to Texas, and north to Kentucky, Arizona, and Oklahoma.[1]



This species has been observed to grow in shaded, moist pine flatwoods and hardwood woodlands on water edges in peaty and sandy loam soils.[2] It also has been seen growing in moist disturbed areas such as spoils from digging and in ditches.[2] Associated species include Illicium, Ilex, Magnolia, Quercus, Carya, and Juncus effusus.[2]


J. coriaceus blooms June through September.[3][2]

Conservation, cultivation, and restoration

Cultural use

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References and notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Weakley, A.S. 2020. Flora of the Southeastern United States. Edition of 20 October 2020. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Florida State University Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium database. URL: http://herbarium.bio.fsu.edu. Last accessed: June 2014. Collectors: Loran C. Anderson, R. F. Doren, Robert K. Godfrey, Travis MacClendon, Karen MacClendon, Annie Schmidt, and Cecil R. Slaughter. States and Counties: Florida: Calhoun, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Marion, St. Johns, and Wakulla. Georgia: Grady.
  3. 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: 12 DEC 2016