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Flattened Rush - Juncus compressus
Other Names:  Compressed Rush

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 1


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General Description
Rhizomatous. Stems erect, terete, 10–40 cm, sometimes tufted. Leaves basal and cauline; blades flat or channeled, up to 1 mm wide; auricles rounded. Inflorescence open with 5–60 pedicellate flowers; main bract shorter or longer than the inflorescence. Flowers with prophylls; tepals purplish, 2–2.5 mm long, rounded, hood-like, inner shorter and wider; stamens 6. Capsules 2–3 mm long, exserted, rounded to the beak; seeds without appendages (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Montana Range Range Descriptions

Non-native
 


Range Comments
Introduced sparingly to northern U.S. and adjacent Canada, native to Eurasia (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 50

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Habitat
Gravelly or sandy riverbanks, roadside ditches; plains (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

References
  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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    • Eggers, M.J.S. 2005. Riparian vegetation of the Montana Yellowstone and cattle grazing impacts thereon. M.Sc. Thesis. Montana State University, Bozeman, MT. 125 p.
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2022. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants, Second Edition. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 779 p.
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