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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juncus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juncus dichotomus Elliott
Habit: Perennial herb, cespitose, 25--60(100) cm. Stem: 2--6 strong ridges per side, base often pink. Leaf: sheath appendages 0.2--0.6 mm, generally rounded, +- opaque below; blade with flat side toward stem, 0.5--1.2 mm wide, soft, crosswalls 0. Inflorescence: open; lower bracts leaf-like, generally > inflorescence; branches unequal; flowers solitary, generally < internodes, on 1 side of the branches; bractlets 2 per flower, generally acute, reduced inflorescence bracts somewhat thickened and hardened. Flower: perianth parts 3.3--4.5 mm, +- equal, lanceolate, acuminate, +- spreading in fr; stamens 6, filaments > anthers. Fruit: generally < perianth, ellipsoid, blunt or acute; chamber 1, partitions incomplete. Seed: 0.3--0.4 mm, oblong; appendages minute, blunt.
Ecology: Marshes; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCoRI (Shasta Co.); Distribution Outside California: e N.Am, C.Am; introd. S.Am, New Zealand. Fruiting Time: Jun--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
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Previous taxon: Juncus cyperoides
Next taxon: Juncus diffusissimus
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2017. Juncus dichotomus, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, Revision 3, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=29639, accessed on March 29, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on March 29, 2017.