(Drummond’s Rush)

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Juncus drummondii, McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 6508

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Juncus drummondii, McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 6504

Scientific Name Juncus drummondii USDA PLANTS Symbol JUDR
Common Name Drummond's Rush ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 39266
Family Juncaceae (Rush) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to alpine (8500 to 13500 ft.); moist areas in meadows, along lakeshores, streamsides and seeps.
Plant: Densely tufted perennial with many culms 4 to 16 inches tall.
Foliage: Sheaths lacking or up to 2 inches long with bristle tips.
Inflorescence: Two to five flowers, loosely compact, and appearing lateral to the stem; main bract usually extending beyond the inflorescence; tepals are brown with green midstripe.
Bloom period: July to September.
Reference: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, "Common Wetland Plants of Colorado's Southern Rocky Mountains" by Denise Culver and SEINet.
BONAP Distribution Map
Colorado Status:
Native

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