This Juncus was seen at the edge of the Coast redwood forest along a small drainage swale. Plant height is 90 cm, and the inflorescence is non-terminal and somewhat diffuse. The dark brown stem diameter is 2.3 mm above the sheaf.
This substantial rush was seen immediately adjacent to the flowing stream water. Height of these rush plants is about 120 cm, and they exhibit the diagnostic spiny, stout tips. Flowers are substantial and located per jepson description on the stem. This occurrence is in southwestern Santa Clara County, a county of known occurrence of this taxon per Calflora.
This Lamp rush sighting is quite near the Santa Cruz/Santa Clara County line. The microtopography is a landform depression. The specimen height is ninety cm, and the seed diameter is four mm. The leaves are rather supple, yet somewhat wiry.
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