Kentucky Nature Preserves Rare Plants

Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission

Jointed Rush
Juncus articulatus
Family: Juncaceae

Protection Status:
State Status:  S
USFWS Status: {null}

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S2S3

Bogs, wet meadows, beaches and shores.

Species Description:
Perennial herb.

Flowering Period: Early July to late September.

Additional Information at NatureServe

Diagnostic Characteristics:
The capsule is definitely longer than the subtending perinath and has 6 stamens. The inflorescence appears terminal and the leaves hollow.

Avoid changes in moisture/hydrologic conditions at the site. Changes could result from overstory removal, stream/wetland alteration or vegetation removal that would result in increased erosion.

Global Range:
Widespread in Eurasia, disjunct distributions in eastern and western boreal North America. Also in North Africa according to Hulten (B68HUL01AKUS).

Known Kentucky Occurrences:

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Kentucky State Nature Preserves Commission
801 Teton Trail
Frankfort,KY 40601
Phone: (502) 573-2886
Fax: (502) 573-2355
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