Vasey's Rush - Juncus vaseyi
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Juncus vaseyi is reported for Montana, but specimens have not been verified or located. The Flora of North America reports that this species is present in Montana, but despite efforts the specimens have not been found. It has been collected in Teton and Meagher Counties, but these specimens need to be verified. Two specimens collected in Cascade County were later verified to be Juncus hallii and Juncus drummondii. Until specimens can be obtained and verified this species remains unrankable.
Short-rhizomatous, caespitose. Stems erect, terete, 20–100 cm. Leaves basal; blades terete, 1 mm or less wide; auricles scarious, whitish, minute. Inflorescence open to congested with 5 to 20 pedicellate flowers; bract shorter or greater than the inflorescence. Flowers with prophylls; tepals green to tan, 3.5–4.5 mm long, subequal with acuminate tips; stamens 6. Capsules 4–5 mm long, rounded on top; seeds short-appendaged (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
NT to NL south to ID, CO, IA and NY. According to Lesica (2012) there is a report in Flora of North America for northwest MT, and a report for Cascade County by Dorn (1984) was based on a misidentified specimen of J. hallii (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Literature Cited AboveLegend: View Online Publication
- Douglas, G.W., D. Meidinger, and J. Pojar, editors. 2001. The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia. Volume 6. Monocotyledons (Acoraceae through Najadaceae). British Columbia Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks and British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Victoria.
- Great Plains Flora Association (McGregor, R.L., coordinator, and T.M. Barkley, R.E. Brooks, and E.K. Schofield - eds.). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains. Lawrence, KS: Univ. Press Kansas. 1392 pp.
- Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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- Britton, N. L. and A. B. Brown. 1913. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada, and the British Possessions. 2nd Edition in 3 Volumes. New York, NY: Charles Scribner's Sons. B13BRI01PAUS.