Juncus roemerianus Scheele

Stems are hard, with sharp pointy tips

Flowers are borne laterally

Black needle rush meadow

  • Scientific Name: Juncus roemerianus Scheele
  • Common Name: Black rush, Black needle rush
  • Wetland Indicator Category: OBL
  • Perennial
  • Growth Form: Emergent
  • Grows in saline or brackish marshes, the dominant plant in Mississippi saltmarshes (>60,000 acres)
  • Native
  • Leafless rush with lateral inflorescences
* compare to J. effusus