[Rushes: The Genus Juncus West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Western Rush, Prairie Rush

Juncus occidentalis

Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus

Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus)

A close-up of the inflorescence of what may be western rush as seen in vernally moist meadows along Josephine County Road 5240 adjacent to Eight Dollar Mountain in southwestern Oregon.............July 15, 2012.

Inflorescence of Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus) - Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus)

Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus) - Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus)

What might be western rush as seen in vernally moist meadows along Josephine County Road 5240 adjacent to Eight Dollar Mountain in southwestern Oregon.............July 15, 2012.

Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus) - Western Rush, Prairie Rush: Juncus occidentalis (Synonym: Juncus tenuis var. congestus)

What might be western rush as seen atop Upper Table Rocks to the northwest of Medford, Oregon...........April 28, 2012. One or the other sets of photos is probably mis-identified.

Paul Slichter