Juncus acuminatus Michx.

  • 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 acuminatus Michx.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems cespitose, erect, slender, 2–8 dm; lvs terete, septate, 1–3 mm thick; infl rarely congested, usually narrowly ovoid or pyramidal, 5–12 cm, less than half as wide, with (3–)5–20(–50) hemispheric or broadly obpyramidal heads 6–10 mm thick, each with (5–)10–50 eprophyllate fls; tep green or stramineous, lance-subulate, subequal, 2.6–3.9 mm, at least the sep broadly scarious-margined, in the lower half; stamens 3(6), shorter than the tep; fr stramineous or light brown, unilocular, about equaling the tep, trigonously ovoid-prismatic, 2.8–4 mm, acute or rarely obtuse, mucronate; 2n=40. Wet soil, meadows, shores, and low woods; Me. and N.S. to Wis., s. to Fla. and Mex.; B.C. to Oreg.