Juncus secundus

P.. Beauvois ex Poiret

in J. Lamarck et al., Encyclopedie Methodique. Botanique... Supplement 3: 160. 1813.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, short-lived perennial, cespitose, 1.5–7 dm. Culms 1–30. Leaves basal, (1–)2–3; auricles 0.2–0.4(–0.6) mm, scarious; blade flat, 10–30 cm × 0.5–1 mm, margins entire. Inflorescences 5–15(–30)-flowered, usually somewhat loose, 1–5 cm; primary bract usually shorter than inflorescence. Flowers: chiefly along inner side of branches; bracteoles 2; tepals greenish, lanceolate, 3.3–4.4 mm; outer and inner series equal, apex acuminate; stamens 6, filaments 0.5–0.9 mm, anthers 0.4–0.8 mm; style 0.1–0.2 mm. Capsules tan or light brown, 3-locular, ellipsoid, (3.3–)3.8–4.7 mm, nearly equal to tepals. Seeds tan, ellipsoid to lunate, 0.5–0.6(–0.7) mm, not tailed. 2n = ca. 80.


Phenology: Flowering and fruiting spring.
Habitat: Exposed sites, usually with well-drained sandy soil, often associated with shallow bedrock

Distribution

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N.S., Ont., Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Maine, Md., Mass., Mo., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Okla., Pa., R.I., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Juncus secundus"
Ralph E. Brooks* +  and Steven E. Clemants* +
P.. Beauvois ex Poiret +
N.S. +, Ont. +, Ala. +, Ark. +, Conn. +, Del. +, Ga. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Ky. +, La. +, Maine +, Md. +, Mass. +, Mo. +, N.H. +, N.J. +, N.Y. +, N.C. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, R.I. +, Tenn. +, Vt. +, Va. +  and W.Va. +
Exposed sites, usually with well-drained sandy soil, often associated with shallow bedrock +
Flowering and fruiting spring. +
in J. Lamarck et al., Encyclopedie Methodique. Botanique... Supplement +
Juncus sect. Poiophylli +, Juncus subg. Pseudo-tenageia +, Juncus sect. Tenageia +  and Juncus subg. Tenageia +
Juncus secundus +
Juncus subg. Poiophylli +
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