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Juncus acutus

Juncus acutus L.

 

Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderJuncalesRushes, sedges, and other grasslike plants
FamilyJuncaceaeRush family
GenusJuncusPossibly from Latin jungere, “to join or bind,” because the stems were used for binding
Speciesacutus

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Juncus acutus description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 10 × 7" (26 × 17 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 8½ × 5½' (2.7 × 1.8 m) ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 3 × 4' (99 × 124 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 32 × 47" (80 × 120 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA ID is uncertain

Juncus acutus (Spiny Rush, Sharp Rush)

2/24/2010 · Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
≈ 9 × 6" (23 × 15 cm) ID is uncertain

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