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