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Juncus brachycephalus (Engelmann) Buchenau. Subgenus: Juncus. Section: Ozophyllum. Small-headed Rush. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Calcareous fens and seeps. Dist: NS west to ND, south to MA, OH, and IL; disjunct southward in VA, n. GA, TN, and CO (Falsely reported for AL).

ID notes:Of section Ozophyllum (containing septate leaves), this species is conspicuous in having obtuse to acute outer tepals. Found only in calcareous wetlands.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Synonymy: = C, F, FNA22, G, GrPl, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NE, NY, Pa, Tn, Va, Kirschner (2002b)

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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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image of plant© Gary P. Fleming | Original Image ⭷
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