Juncus xiphioides facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJuncus xiphioides
Juncus xiphioides is a species of rush known by the common name irisleaf rush.
Juncus xiphioides is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing erect stems to a maximum height between about 40 and 80 centimeters. It has wide leaf blades for a rush, often exceeding one centimeter in width at the base. The few straw-colored leaves reach up to 40 centimeters in length.
The large inflorescence has many clusters of up to 70 flowers each. The flower has very narrow green, red, or yellow-brown, lance-shaped tepals and six stamens with very small anthers. The fruit is a brown oblong capsule.
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