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Juncus elliottii
ELLIOTT'S RUSH

Juncus elliottii Chapm.
NATURALIZED
Habit: Perennial, loosely cespitose, 30--80 cm; rhizome short, some roots with oblong tubers near tips. Leaf: sheath appendages 1.0--4 mm, rounded; blade cylindric, crosswalls complete, inconspicuous. Inflorescence: lowest bract < inflorescence; branches spreading; clusters generally 25--75, 2--10-flowered. Flower: perianth segments 1.7--2.5 mm, +- equal, narrowly acuminate, light brown or red to greenish; stamens generally 3, filaments > anthers. Fruit: +- = perianth, dark brown; chamber 1. Seed: 0.4--0.5 mm; appendages minute.
Ecology: Disturbed wet ground; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnFrB (Alameda Co.); Distribution Outside California: native to c N.Am. Fruiting Time: Jun--Jul
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Citation for this treatment: Juncus elliottii, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=29650, accessed on November 20, 2017.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017, Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on November 20, 2017.