Juncus secundus Poir.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Juncus secundus P.Beauv. ex Poir.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems loosely cespitose, 3–6 dm; basal lvs flat or involute, narrowly linear, 8–20 cm, usually less than a third as long as the stems; auricles pale, membranous, gradually rounded at the summit; invol lf inconspicuous, commonly shorter than the infl; branches of the infl ascending, commonly incurved above, each with 3–8 secund, prophyllate fls; tep acuminate, subequal, 3–4 mm, the sep lanceolate, the pet lance-ovate; anthers 6, longer than the filaments; fr trilocular, oblong-ovoid or short-cylindric, 2.6–3.3 mm, blunt or truncate; seeds 0.5 mm, merely apiculate. Usually in clay soil; Me. to s. Ont., s. to Ga.; also s. O. to Mo., Kans., Tenn., and Ark.