• Authority

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

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  • Description

    Genus Description - Fls generally prophyllate, as in spp. of Juncus; perianth as in Juncus; ovary and loculicidal capsule unilocular; ovules and seeds 3, basal; infl varying from open, lax, and subumbellately paniculiform to composed of several compact spikes or heads, these sometimes clustered to form a secondary spike or head; lvs with closed sheath and flat, grass-like blade provided (at least when young) with some long, loose hairs along the margins, especially at the throat. 75, mainly in temp. and cool parts of the N. Hemisphere.

  • Discussion

    Spp. 3–7 belong to a circumboreal pillar-complex, perhaps better treated with fewer binomials and more trinomials, but the taxonomy and nomenclature not yet clear.

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