Juncus scirpoides Lam.

  • 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 scirpoides Lam.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems slender, 3–8 dm, erect from stout rhizomes; lvs terete, conspicuously septate, 1–2 mm thick, the uppermost with a normal blade; auricles ovate-oblong, 1–2.5 mm; infl compact to divaricately branched, 3–12 cm, with 4–15 globose, many-fld heads 8–12 mm thick; fls eprophyllate; tep rigid, usually lance-subulate, 2.2–3.2 mm, green or turning brown in age; stamens 3; anthers shortly exsert; fr equaling or usually slightly surpassing the tep, trigonous-subulate, tapering to a prominent beak 0.5–1 mm, unilocular as in no. 31 [Juncus nodosus L.], dehiscent in the basal two-thirds. Wet sandy soil, meadows, and shores; s. N.Y. to Fla. and Tex., mostly on the coastal plain, n. in the interior to w. Ky., s. Mo., and Okla.; also in n. Ind. and sw. Mich.