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JUNCACEAE (rushes and wood-rushes)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Juncus L. (rushes)
Juncus acutus (Sharp Rush), eg: Juncus acutus (Sharp Rush) - Plant Juncus articulatus (Jointed Rush), eg: Juncus articulatus (Jointed Rush) - Inflorescence Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush), eg: Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush) - Plant Juncus bulbosus (Bulbous Rush), eg: Juncus bulbosus subsp. bulbosus (a bulbous rush) - Plant - top view Juncus conglomeratus (Compact Rush), eg: Juncus conglomeratus var. subuliflorus (Compact Rush) - Inflorescence Juncus effusus (Soft Rush, Soft-rush), eg: Juncus effusus (Soft Rush, Soft-rush) - Plant - in situ Juncus gerardii (Saltmarsh Rush), eg: Juncus gerardii (Saltmarsh Rush) - Infructescences Juncus inflexus (Hard Rush), eg: Juncus inflexus (Hard Rush) - Plant Juncus maritimus (Sea Rush), eg: Juncus maritimus (Sea Rush) - Leaf base Juncus squarrosus (Heath Rush), eg: Juncus squarrosus (Heath Rush) - Plants growing in a ring Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush), eg: Juncus tenuis (Slender Rush) - Plant
Genus 12 subtaxa 4 ident refs
Luzula DC. (wood-rushes)
Luzula campestris (Field Wood-rush), eg: Luzula campestris (Field Wood-rush) - Clump Luzula multiflora (Heath Wood-rush), eg: Luzula multiflora subsp. congesta (a heath wood-rush) - Shoots Luzula pilosa (Hairy Woodrush), eg: Luzula pilosa (Hairy Woodrush) - Plant Luzula sylvatica (Great Wood-rush), eg: Luzula sylvatica (Great Wood-rush) - In situ - with flowers
Genus 5 subtaxa 1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Fitter, R., Fitter, A. & Farrer, A., 1984 Grasses, Sedges, Rushes & Ferns of Britain and Northern Europe
Phillips, R., 1980 Grasses, Ferns, Mosses and Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland
Rose, F., 1989 Colour Identification Guide to Grasses, Sedges, Rushes and Ferns of the British Isles and north-western Europe
Stokoe, W.J., 1942 The Observer's Book of Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 2 general literature references to JUNCACEAE (rushes and wood-rushes)

JUNCACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

(living things)
(vascular plants)
(flowering plants)
(monocotyledonous flowering plants)

BioInfo BioInfo ( has 323 feeding and other relationships of JUNCACEAE (rushes and wood-rushes)

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