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Juncus roemerianus Scheele
Black needle rush, Needle rush, Black rush

Juncus roemerianus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Juncaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Southeastern United States and the Bahamas.

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IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Juncus roemerianus has been found in the following 19 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Biscayne National Park Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Chapman Field Park Present Native
Deering Estate at Cutler Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Estero Bay Preserve State Park Present Native
Everglades National Park Present Native
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Homestead Bayfront Park Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
Jupiter Ridge Natural Area Present Native
Lemon Bay Aquatic Preserve Present Native
Mangrove Preserve Present Native
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Present Native

Juncus roemerianus has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Monroe County (Keys) Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated
Monroe County (Mainland) Native

Juncus roemerianus has been found in the following habitat :
Tidal Marsh

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Juncus roemerianus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton
Juncus roemerianus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton