Juncus tenuis   path or poverty rush
            Juncaceae native                      grasslike           conifer zone

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Juncus tenuis

Juncus tenuis tends to be larger than other members of the complex, with leaf auricles that are usually > 1 mm long and open inflorescences.  Plants often grow on moist packed soil along paths, which is the source of the common names.  This habitat affinity also means that seeds can be easily moved around by human activity, making the native status of this widespread species difficult to nail down.

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