E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Juncus kelloggii Engelm.
Kellogg's rush (Kellogg's dwarf rush)
Juncaceae (Rush family)

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Species Information

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Annual herb from a short root; stems erect, 0.4-4 cm tall.
Basal, bristlelike, nearly circular in cross-section, tapered, lacking cross-walls.
Mostly single or in clusters of 2 on the leafless stem, terminal; perianth segments brown or reddish-brown, 2.5-3.5 mm long, pointed, subequal; stamens 3; anthers 0.4 mm long, shorter than the filaments; bracts scalelike and inconspicuous.
Capsules, blunt, as long as the perianth segments; seeds barrel-like, with prominent longitudinal ribs and cross-walls, about 0.4 mm long, lacking tail-like appendages.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia

Habitat / Range

Seasonally wet depressions and vernal pools in the lowland zone; rare in SW BC, known only from Victoria; S to CA.

Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia


The climate type for this species, as reported in the: "British Columbia plant species codes and selected attributes. Version 6 Database" (Meidinger et al. 2008), is not evaluated, unknown or variable.

Synonyms and Alternate Names

Juncus brachystylus (Engelm.) Piper

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