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Juncus occidentalis (Coville) Wiegand[FNA22, HC2]
western rush

Publication: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 27: 521. 1900.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: The authorship is (Coville) Wiegand, not Wiegand as in Kz99. A west-side equivalent of J. confusus, often misidentified as J. tenuis, but differing in its retuse capsules and brown-striped tepals, and found in wetter habitats (Coville 1896; Wiegand 1900).


» Coville, F. V. 1896. Juncus confusus, a new rush from the Rocky Mountain region. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 10: 127-130.
» Wiegand, K. M. 1900. Juncus tenuis Willd, and some of its North American allies. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 27: 511-527.
Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Juncus tenuis Willd. var. congestus Engelm.[HC]
Juncus tenuis Willd. var. occidentalis Coville