Gerard’s rush

Juncus gerardii

Range: Infrequent in SW BC, disjunct E to MB, ON, PQ and NF, and S to MA, CO, PA, VA, KS, KY, MO, UT and WA; Eurasia, New Zealand

Description:  Perennial, loosely tufted herb from short to elongate, extensive rhizomes; stems erect, 25-75 cm long.  Leaves are located on the lower parts of the stem extending at least halfway up, flat, 1.5-3 mm wide.  Inflorescence terminal, 3-15 cm long, loosely branched, the branches ascending, the flowers each with 2 involucral bractlets.

Ecology:  Wet tidal flats in the lowland zone and moist streamsides in the montane zone

Notes:  Introduced species.

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