Juncus effusus L. - Soft Rush, Bog Rush
Family - Juncaceae
Stems - No info yet.
Base of stem.
Leaves - No info yet.
Inflorescence - No info yet.
Flowers - No info yet.
Flowering - May - September.
Habitat - Moist soils along stream edges, sloughs, ponds, lakes, bottomland forests. mesic upland prairies, wet pastures, ditches.
Origin - Native to U.S. and most of the northern hemisphere.
Other info. - This common species can be found scattered throughout mainly the lower half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its inflorescence, which seems to come from the side of the stem.
Photographs taken at the Sand Pond Conservation Area, Ripley County, MO., 6-5-04.