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February 2019 – Guess This Plant

This is the FNJP’s 95 th edition of Guess that Plant

The February 2019 Guess that Plant shows another emergent wetland species from the edge of Malaga Lake.  The species for this month is the white flower plant in the center of the photo.  Do you think you know this plant?   Check back next month with your answers. (Click on the images for a larger format).

January’s Plant: 

Juncus pelocarpus E. May.; Brownfruit Rush 

The January Guess that Plant was an obligate wetland rush found in New Jersey’s acidic wetlands, from High Point to Cape May.  Juncus pelocarpus is a diminutive rush common on our Outer Coastal Plain sandy lakeshores, rivers, and emergent wetland habitats.  Mary Hough (1983) and USDA Plants Database maps the plant throughout the southern coastal plain, and Middlesex, Morris and Sussex counties.  The plant is often associated with nutrient poor waters, and is a common sight on the Pine Barrens river and lake shores. The photo above was taken in a floristically rich Malaga lakeside along with other native aquatic species.

JRA 2/2019


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