[Rushes East of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush

Juncus drummondii

Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus

Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

Close-up of the inflorescence of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

Examples of Drummond's rush as seen along the North Loop Road about one mile downhill to the west of the Kiger Gorge Overlook, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon...............September 2, 2011.

Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

The photo above shows Drummond's rush as seen high along the South Climb Trail on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams about one-quarter mile below the terminus of the Crescent Glacier............................August 23, 2008.

Flower of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus) -- Flower of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

Close-ups views of the flowers of Drummond's rush as seen at Bird Creek Meadows on Mt. Adams.....................July 19, 2009.

Flower of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

The photo above shows a close-up of the flower of Drummond's rush as seen near the summit of South Butte on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams............................August 23, 2008.

Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

A close-up of the inflorescence with the developing capsules with their blunt tip. Photographed along the North Loop Road at a point where snow lays late into mid-summer about one-half mile downhill from the Kiger Gorge Overlook, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon...................August 31, 2011.

Ovary of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus) ----- Ovary of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

The 2 photos above show close-ups of the inflorescnece of Drummond's rush as seen high along the South Climb Trail on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams about one-quarter mile below the terminus of the Crescent Glacier............................August 23, 2008. Note the acute tips to the brown perianth parts (each about 5-7 mm long) and the blunt tip to the capsule.

Close-ups of the fruits of Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus) - Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

Drummond's rush as seen in moist meadows along the North Loop Road about one mile downhil from the Kiger Gorge Overlook, Steens Mountain, Harney County, Oregon.................August 31, 2011. Note the blunt and notched tips to the fruits in the photo at left.

Drummond's Rush, Threeflower Rush: Juncus drummondii (Synonyms: Juncus compressus var. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. drummondii, Juncus drummondii var. longifructus, Juncus drummondii ssp. subtriflorus, Juncus drummondii var. subtriflorus, Juncus pauperculus, Juncus subtriflorus)

The photo above shows Drummond's rush as seen high along the Shorthorn Trail #16 where it crosses Shorthorn Creek on the southern slopes of Mt. Adams............................August 24, 2008.

Paul Slichter