West Highland Flora

Saltmarsh Rush


Juncus gerardii

 

Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
1 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Common at the tideline where it forms large stands

Leaves c 1 mm wide.  Plant typically 25-30 cm high.

ID: Leaves flattened, solid, not divided internally into compartments (feel between fingers).  Tepals dark brown and equal in length to nut.  Lowest bract well short of stem tip (on most stems)

Other features: Flower-cluster at tip of stem typically remote from lower one(s).  Inflorescence branches near vertical.

 

Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Sep 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

  Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
3 Sep 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye

 

Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Jun 2003 Portree, Skye
Bract to left of infl c 3.5 cm long

 

Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye
Top fl c 5 mm long
incl tepals & styles

 

 

Juncus gerardii

Photo Carl Farmer
14 Jul 2003 Portree, Skye

 

Left: young shoot with infloresence just beginning to emerge.  Centre: inflorescence has expanded and flowers are beginning to open, showing pink styles.  Right: flowers now fully open, showing yellow stamens.
 

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