Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey. image
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Family Juncaceae
Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey.
brown-fruited rush
Juncus: the classical Latin name for the rush, possibly from jungere, "to join or bind," because the stems were used for binding
pelocarpus: fruit of the mud
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, emergent/submersed, perennial, semi-aquatic rush, both submersed & emergent forms; from rhizomes
Flower: 3/3-parted, some flowers replaced by awl-like bulblet; inflorescence clusters on 1 side of spreading branches
Fruit:brown capsule tapering to thin beak
Leaf:narrow, rounded with evenly spaced crossed sections; cupped around each other
Habitat: wet; shores, in shallow water; in sandy, boggy soil

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Juncus list Google- Images or Text

Flora of North America (off site)
Juncus abortivus Chapm.
Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey. f. submersus Fernald
Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey. var. crassicaudex Engelm.
Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey. var. pelocarpus
Juncus pelocarpus E.Mey. var. sabulonensis H.St.John

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