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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Possibly Extirpated

FLORIDA KEYS Native Status: Possibly Extirpated

IRC FLORIDA KEYS Status: Possibly Extirpated

Map of select IRC data for the Florida Keys

Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. Collected once in 1952 on Big Pine Key by J.D. Dickson III (s.n., FTG). Also reported for the National Key Deer Refuge by Austin et al. (1980). No other reports are known.

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Juncus roemerianus has been reported from the following conservation area in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
National Key Deer Refuge Possibly Extirpated Possibly Extirpated




Juncus roemerianus has been reported for the following habitat in THE FLORIDA KEYS :
Tidal Marsh


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Juncus roemerianus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Juncus roemerianus
Copyright by: Shirley Denton