(Drummond’s Rush)


Juncus drummondii, McCullough Gulch, Summit Co. 6508


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.
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