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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juncus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juncus xiphioides E. Mey.
Habit: Perennial herb 40--80 cm; rhizome stout, creeping. Leaf: sheath appendages obscure; blade generally 5--14 mm wide, flat, with edge toward stem, curved, crosswalls generally incomplete, tip long. Inflorescence: lowest bract < 1/2 inflorescence; clusters many, 3--10-flowered. Flower: perianth parts 2.5--4 mm, narrow, revealing fruit between, green to +- red; stamens generally 6, filaments < to > inconspicuous anthers; style 0.4--0.9 mm. Fruit: >= perianth, oblong, abruptly (gradually) tapered to beak. Seed: 0.45--0.6 mm; appendages minute. Chromosomes: 2n=40.
Ecology: Wet places; Elevation: < 2100 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, NCoR, SN, GV, CW, SW, W&I, D; Distribution Outside California: to Nevada, New Mexico, Baja California. Fruiting Time: Jul--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Juncus usitatus
Next taxon: Luzula
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Juncus xiphioides, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29743, accessed on April 28, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on April 28, 2016.