Juncus


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Juncus

 

(rush), a genus of perennial and, less commonly, annual herbs of the family Juncaceae. The leaves have unclosed sheaths; they are sometimes reduced simply to sheaths. The brownish or greenish flowers are bisexual and gathered in an inflorescence. The fruit is a trilocular capsule. There are numerous seeds, often having whitish lobes.

There are more than 250 species, distributed in temperate and cold regions and in high-mountain tropical and subtropical belts. The USSR has about 70 species, growing in swampy meadows, marshes, along bodies of water, and in other damp places. The most common species are the annual toad rush (J. bufonius) and the perennial round-fruited rush (J. compressus), mud rush (J. gerardii), jointed rush (J. articulatus), and hard rush (J. inflexus). Many species are used in hay for livestock. The three-leaved rush (J. trifidus) and the species J. filiformis serve as spring feed for deer in the tundra.

T. V. EGOROVA

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Por tal motivo, el presente tratamiento taxonomico aborda todos los taxones incluidos en la Flora Neotropica (Balslev, 1996), y ademas los que crecen exclusivamente por encima del Tropico de Cancer como Juncus bryoides FJ.
Caespitosi) has 2n=18, the lowest count within Juncus, which seems to be an agmatoploid reduction from 2n=20 (not confirmed yet).
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For a more contemporary foliage arrangement, choose dark with light - say a Heuchera 'Chocolate Ruffles' with its dark leaves which are burgundy underneath - and combine it with light green Teucrium scorodonia 'Crispum', and a central plant of Juncus effusus f.
For a more contemporary foliage arrangement, choose dark with light - say a heuchera chocolate ruffles with its dark leaves which are burgundy underneath - and combine it with light-green teucrium scorodonia crispum and a central plant of juncus effusus f.
Juncus articulatus, Typha latifolia, Schoenoplectus lacustris, and Acorus calamus were found occasionally and distributed evenly along the shoreline.
Johnswort) * Impatiens capensis (spotted -- -- -- touch-me-not) * Impatiens pallida (pale touch-me-not) * -- -- -- Juncus articulatus (jointed rush) * -- -- -- Juncus effusus (common rush) * 2.
Hinoki false cypress, Japanese maples, and Juncus patens are naturally airy, while other plants such as camellia are pruned for openness.
Dense areas of Spartina patens, Distichlis spicata and Juncus roemerianus and the less common Borrichiafrutescens and S.