[Rushes: The Genus Juncus in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush

Juncus tenuis

Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii

Inflorescence of Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii)

A close-up of the inflorescence of poverty rush as seen on rocks along the west bank of the Deschutes River about one-half mile above its confluence with the Columbia River.................July 27, 2011. Note the long bracts subtending the inflorescence. In using a key, this type of inflorescence would be considered one that is terminal because although they are long, they are flattened on the medial (inside) surface and are spreading to ascending rather than rounded in cross-section and sharply erect as a continuation of the main stem in those rushes with lateral inflorescences.

A close-up of a portion of the inflorescence of Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii) - A close-up of a portion of the inflorescence of Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii)

Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii) - Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii)

Additional close-ups of poverty rush as seen on rocks along the west bank of the Deschutes River about one-half mile above its confluence with the Columbia River.................July 27, 2011.

Inflorescence of Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii) - Inflorescence of Path Rush, Poverty Rush, Slender Rush: Juncus tenuis (Synonyms: Juncus bicornis, Juncus interior, Juncus macer, Juncus tenuis var. bicornis, Juncus tenuis var. multicornus, Juncus tenuis var. tenuis, Juncus tenuis var. williamsii) - Inflorescence of

Additional close-ups of the inflorescence of poverty rush as seen on slopes above Canyon Creek in the Klickitat State Wildlife Area...............May 8, 2009. The branches of the inflorescenc have not lengthened yet. Note the long bracts subtending the inflorescence.

Paul Slichter