Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Juncus interior Wiegand
(Inland Rush)

Family: Juncaceae

Status: Native

Juncus arizonicus Wiegand
Juncus interior Wiegand var. arizonicus (Wiegand) F.J. Hermann
Juncus interior Wiegand var. neomexicanus (wiegand) F.J. Hermann
Juncus neomexicanus Wiegand

Juncus interior is a taller rush to one meter. It is found in middle elevation streambeds and damp open areas. The inflorescence is spreading and has many flowers. The stems are round. The leaves are usually a third or less the length of the stem.
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Juncus interior, photo Russ Kleinman, Bill Norris, Kelly Kindscher, & Al Wheeler, Black Range, Meadow Creek, July 28, 2008

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