Tracy'S Rush

(Juncus tracyi)



Mud rush grows as tall as 60 cm from creeping rhizomes. There are one to three basal leaves and two to six stem leaves with very short ear-like lobes at the base. The leaf blades appear to have the edge toward the stem. The inflorescence can be branched or unbranched and is made of clusters of two to 20 heads. The main bract is shorter than the inflorescence. The tepals are nearly equal, with the inner row slightly shorter than the outer row. The tepals are green to brown or reddish-brown. The styles are noticeably longer than the tepals. There are six stamens with anthers shorter than the filaments. The capsule is shorter than or only slightly longer than the tepals and has a short point at the top. The seeds have distinct tail-like structures.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
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