Juncus validus Coville
Common Name: ROUNDHEAD RUSH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Juncus validus B. S. Slaughter

A plant of sandy/peaty shores and moist sandy swales from the southeastern United States, but more recently appearing sporadically as an apparent adventive northward. First collected in Michigan in 2015 in Berrien County by Brad Slaughter.

This species is similar to Juncus scirpoides, with tailless seeds, three stamens, spherical heads, and slender, long tapering capsules, but coarser, and generally larger in all its partsJuncus validus lacks the distinctive tuberous rhizomes of J. scirpoides.

Locations

Berrien County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2932.