Juncus tenuis   path or poverty rush
native                      grasslike           
Distribution: South Boise, Conifer Zone, Greenbelt

UW Burke Herbarium Link: Juncus tenuis
USDA Plants Link: Juncus tenuis   (JUTE)
Flora of North America 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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