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Juncus kelloggii
Scientific classification
Genus:
Juncus
Species:
kelloggii

Juncus kelloggii is a species of rush known by the common name Kellogg's dwarf rush.

It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California, where it grows in low, wet spots in meadows and other grassy areas, for example, vernal pools.

Description

Juncus kelloggii is a tiny annual herb forming small, dense clumps of hairlike reddish stems no more than a few centimeters tall. The stems are surrounded by a few thready leaves.

The inflorescence is a cluster of approximately three flowers atop the small stems. Each flower is made up of a few reddish segments just 2 or 3 millimeters long curved around the developing fruit.

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