Mt. Rainier

Mt. Rainier Flora -- Juncus tenuis -- (Slender Rush)

photos by Susan McDougall


Juncus tenuis

A very rare low elevation rush, here growing in a river bed, Slender Rush is a tufted perennial that can reach a height of 4 feet.The leaves are basal, and the plants tufted.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7377, -121.9088, 2044
Date: August 2, 2014
Juncus tenuis

The flowers are borne in a terminal inflorescence that can be rather open or comapact. They are greenish to pale brown.

Location: Nisqually River bed, Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park

Date: August 2, 2014

Author: Susan McDougall
Nisqually River bed, Sunshine Point, Mount Rainier National Park
GPS: 46.7377, -121.9088, 2044
Date: August 2, 2014

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