Western Rush

(Juncus occidentalis)



Juncus occidentalis-is a species of-rush-known by the common name-western rush. It is native to the western United States, where it grows in wet areas in many types of habitat. This is a bunching perennial herb with thin, stiff stems reaching maximum heights between 30 and 60 centimeters. The wispy leaves grow from the base of the stem and may approach half the stem's length. The-inflorescence-holds loose bundles of individual flowers and there is usually one long, leaflike-bract-extending far past the flowers. Each flower has green-striped brownish to reddish-tepals-each several millimeters long, and six-stamens-with small anthers. The fruit is a brown capsule which grows encased within the tepals.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
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