Iresine rhizomatosa


Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 28: 172. 1915

Common names: Juda’s bush
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 456. Mentioned on page 454, 455.
Herbs, perennial, 3–10 dm, stoloniferous. Stems erect, largely simple proximal to inflorescences, villous or glabrous. Leaves opposite; blade ovate to elliptic, 6–15 × 2–7 cm, apex acute to long acuminate, sparsely pubescent. Inflorescences: panicles 7–30 cm; bracts and bracteoles of staminate and pistillate flowers shorter than tepals. Flowers: tepals white, ovate, 1–1.3 mm, hyaline, apex acute to acuminate, densely lanate. Utricles exerted from tepals, greenish white, ovoid, 1.1–1.5 mm, apex rounded. Seeds 0.5–0.8 mm.

Phenology: Flowering fall.
Habitat: Sandy alluvial soils of low woods, depressions, sand dunes, along rivers, sandy bluffs
Elevation: 0-200 m


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Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Kans., Ky., La., Md., Miss., Mo., N.C., Okla., S.C., Tenn., Tex., Va.


Iresine rhizomatosa has occasionally been called I. celsioides Linnaeus, a misapplication of that name.

Selected References


Lower Taxa


Facts about "Iresine rhizomatosa"
AuthorSteven E. Clemants +
AuthorityStandley +
Common nameJuda’s bush +
DistributionAla. +, Ark. +, Fla. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Kans. +, Ky. +, La. +, Md. +, Miss. +, Mo. +, N.C. +, Okla. +, S.C. +, Tenn. +, Tex. + and Va. +
Elevation0-200 m +
HabitatSandy alluvial soils of low woods, depressions, sand dunes, along rivers, sandy bluffs +
IllustrationPresent +
Illustration copyrightFlora of North America Association +
IllustratorYevonn Wilson-Ramsey +
PhenologyFlowering fall. +
Publication titleProc. Biol. Soc. Wash. +
Publication year1915 +
ReferenceNone +
Source xml grained fna xml/V4/V4 902.xml +
Taxon familyAmaranthaceae +
Taxon nameIresine rhizomatosa +
Taxon parentIresine +
Taxon rankspecies +
VolumeVolume 4 +