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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juncus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juncus nevadensis S. Watson
Habit: Perennial herb generally 10--50 cm; rhizome elongate, creeping. Stem: slender. Leaf: sheath appendages 2--3.5 mm, membranous; blade generally < 2 mm wide, cylindric or +- flattened, crosswalls complete, green or glaucous. Inflorescence: variable in dimensions, density, darkness; lowest bract inconspicuous; clusters 1--many, < 50-flowered. Flower: perianth parts 3--4.5 mm, +- equal, mid- to dark-brown; stamens 6, filaments < to > anthers. Fruit: generally <= perianth, oblong, shiny brown; tip abruptly beaked. Seed: 0.4--0.6 mm, narrow elliptic, ovate, or +- spherical, brown; appendages +- 0.
Note: Important forage for cattle and horses. Narrow-leaved mountain plants need study.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Juncus mexicanus
Next taxon: Juncus nevadensis var. inventus
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Juncus nevadensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29689, accessed on October 22, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 22, 2016.