Juncus scirpoides needle-pod rush Juncaceae JUSC; Q; R, cp;

Juncus scirpoides.J.H. Miller and K.V. Miller.Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.University of Georgia Press in cooperation with the Southern Weed Science Society.

Juncus scirpoides.J.H. Miller and K.V. Miller.Forest Plants of the Southeast and Their Wildlife Uses.University of Georgia Press in cooperation with the Southern Weed Science Society.(Accessed 6/2014).

Juncus scirpoides is a perennial rush, stems slender, 30-80 cm tall, arising along a stout rhizome. 

Leaves usually two, sheaths broad, open, lobed at top, blade round in cross section, 0.1-0.2 cm wide, with horizontal partitions, (run leaf between fingers to feel these). 

Flowers 0.3-0.4 cm long, petals ridged, narrow, bristle-tipped, sharp, green, becoming brown with age; inflorescence of 4-15 round, densely flowered heads, 0.8-12 cm wide. 

Fruit capsule slightly longer than petals, oblong-triangular, sharp-tipped, June-Oct. 

Wetland status: FACW. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Native. 

Habitat: Wet sandy soil, shores, meadows, open habitats.