Juncus diffusissimus Buckley - Slimpod Rush

Juncus diffusissimus plant

Family - Juncaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Leaves - No info yet.

Juncus diffusissimus liguleStem, leaf base, and ligule.

Inflorescence - No info yet.

Juncus diffusissimus inflorescence baseBase of inflorescence.

Flowers - No info yet.

Juncus diffusissimus fruitsFruits.

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Fens, stream banks, pond margins, lakes, sloughs, disturbed moist open areas.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found in the southern half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its widely spreading inflorescence and long, thin fruits. diffusissimus means "the most diffuse".

Photographs taken off Hwy H, Shannon County, MO., 6-25-04.


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