Juncaceae - rush family
Species that grow without cultivation on Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 13 April 2017)


Juncaceae - rush family
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Mount Desert Island is home to 16 species in 2 genera that grow without cultivation. Click on a link below or scroll down for more information.

   Juncus (13 species)
      Juncus acuminatus - sharp-fruited rush (occasional1)
      Juncus articulatus - joint-leaved rush (occasional)
      Juncus balticus - Baltic rush (occasional)
      Juncus brevicaudatus - short-tailed rush (occasional)
      Juncus bufonius - toad rush (common)
      Juncus canadensis - Canada rush (occasional)
      Juncus dichotomus - forked rush (uncommon)
      Juncus effusus - common soft rush (occasional)
      Juncus gerardii - saltmarsh rush (occasional)
      Juncus militaris - bayonet rush (occasional)
      Juncus pelocarpus - brown-fruited rush (occasional)
      Juncus secundus - lopsided rush (rare)
      Juncus tenuis - path rush (occasional)
   Luzula (3 species)
      Luzula acuminata - hairy wood rush (uncommon)
      Luzula luzuloides - oak-forest wood rush (uncommon)
      Luzula multiflora - common wood rush (occasional)




pubescence leaf sheaths seeds per capsule
Juncus glabrous open many
Luzula white hairs present closed three


Juncus (rush)
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character 1 character 2 character 3
Juncus acuminatus
Juncus articulates
Juncus balticus
Juncus brevicaudatus
Juncus bufonius
Juncus canadensis
Juncus dichotomous
Juncus effusus
Juncus gerardii
Juncus militaries
Juncus pelocarpus
Juncus secundus
Juncus tenuis

Juncus acuminatus (sharp-fruited rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus balticus (Baltic rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus brevicaudatus (short-tailed rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus bufonius (toad rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus canadensis (Canada rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus dichotomus (forked rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus effuses (common soft rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus gerardii (saltmarsh rush) - [information to be added]

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Juncus militaris (bayonet rush) - [information to be added]

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Juncus pelocarpus (brown-fruited rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus secundus (lopsided rush) - [information to be added]

Juncus tennis (path rush) - [information to be added]


Luzula (wood rush)
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Luzula acuminata (hairy wood rush) - [information to be added]

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Luzula luzuloidea (oak-forest wood rush) - [information to be added]

Luzula multiflora (common wood rush) - [information to be added]


Note:
   1Frequency designations are from Mittelhauser, Glen H., Linda L. Gregory, Sally C. Rooney, and Jill E. Webber. 2010. The Plants of Acadia National Park. Orono, Maine: The University of Maine Press.