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Juncus bolanderi
Bolander's rush
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: West of the Cascades, southern British Columbia south to coastal California.

Habitat: Marshes and river bottoms from tidelands to the lower mountains.

Flowers: Late May - August

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Perennial, the stems 4-8 dm. tall, closely spaced on stout rhizomes.

Leaves:

Leaves alternate, 2-4 per stem, the upper ones with long, terete blades with prominent partitions; leaf bases sheathing, with rounded auricles 2-4 mm. long.

Flowers:

Heads 3-9, many-flowered, 8-12 mm. broad, assembled into 1-3 clusters 1-2 cm. broad; perianth tawny to deep brown, the 6 segments subequal, narrowly lanceolate and sharp-pointed; stamens 3.

Fruits:

Capsule about equal the perianth, cylindric, narrowed to a short beak.

Accepted Name:
Juncus bolanderi Engelm.
Publication: 2:436, 470. 1868.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Juncus bolanderi Engelm. var. riparius Jeps.
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Juncus bolanderi in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Juncus bolanderi checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Juncus bolanderi atlas page.

CalPhotos: Juncus bolanderi photos.

USDA Plants: Juncus bolanderi information.

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