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Coefficient of Wetness:
B. S. Walters
Widespread in dry to moist ground, especially along roadsides, trails, ditches, gravel pits, etc.; on shores and less commonly in peaty areas; in open forests, fields, and clearings. Very definitely tolerant of trampling, and often abundant on trails, earning its common name.
Care must be taken to find well-developed, unbroken auricles for distinguishing J. tenuis (and J. anthelatus) from J. dudleyi and the much rarer J. dichotomus. The sheath margins in J. tenuis are, like the auricles, white-hyaline and fragile.