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Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis Willd.

Juncus macer Gray

Juncus tenuis Willd. var. multicornis E. Mey.

Juncus tenuis Willd. var. williamsii Fernald

Slender Rush, Path Rush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
Speciestenuis“Slender”

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Juncus tenuis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 13 Jun 2010.

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Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

5/2/2010 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 4 × 4½" (10 × 12 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

6/26/2014 · J. Harry Rich State Forest, Groton, MA
≈ 7 × 10" (16 × 25 cm)

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

7/28/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 11 × 10" (28 × 25 cm)

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

7/28/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

7/28/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

7/28/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10 cm)

Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush, Path Rush)

7/28/2013 · Andres Institute of Art, Big Bear Mountain, Brookline, NH
≈ 6 × 8" (14 × 20 cm)

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