Juncus canadensis J.Gay ex Laharpe APNI*
Description: Tufted perennial. Culms terete, 40–65 cm long, 1.1–3.0 mm diam.
Leaves unitubulose, spread along culms, shorter than culms; blade terete, 1.7–3.0 mm diam.; auricles shorter than 1.5 mm long.
Inflorescence terminal, diffuse, 2–16 cm long; flowers clustered at apex of branches, 2–20 per cluster and 2–50 clusters per inflorescence; involucral bract 1, well-developed, 2–6 cm long, shorter than inflorescence. Tepals straw-brown to dark golden brown, with narrow hyaline margins; outer tepals 2.3–4.0 mm long, shorter than or equalling inner tepals. Stamens 3 (rarely to 6), shorter than outer tepals; anthers 0.3–0.5 mm long.
Capsule longer than or equalling outer tepals, ovoid to oblong, broad-acute to obtuse, apiculate, golden brown; seeds membranous-tailed.
Distribution and occurrence: Naturalized in damp situations near Wentworth Falls (Blue Mts). Native of N Amer.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
This is the only species with tailed seeds in this subgenus present in Australia.
Text by K. L. Wilson, L. A. S. Johnson & P. Bankoff (1993); edited KL Wilson (Nov 2022)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 4 (1993)
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