A Photographic Guide to Plants of
Humboldt Bay Dunes and Wetlands

Compiled by Gordon Leppig and Andrea Pickart

Release 2.0

April 2018

Juncaceae

Scientific Name

Juncus ambiguus

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Common Name 

saline toad rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

BM, SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus balticus

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Common Name 

Baltic rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

SM, BM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus bolanderi

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Common Name 

Bolander's rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

AW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus breweri

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Common Name 

Brewer's rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, DM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus bufonius var. bufonius

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Common Name 

toad rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW, AW, FM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis

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Common Name 

western toad rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

DM, SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus effusus ssp. pacificus

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Common Name 

Pacific Bog Rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR

Habitat

AW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus falcatus ssp. falcatus

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Common Name 

sickle-leafed rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

SW

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Juncus gerardii

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Common Name 

salt-meadow rush

Close-up 

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Status

E

Occurs

N/A

Habitat

SM

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Luzula comosa

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Common Name 

common wood-rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, DM, DS

Other

N/A

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Scientific Name

Luzula subcongesta

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Common Name 

Donner wood rush

Close-up 

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Status

N

Occurs

HBNWR, Lanphere, Ma-le'l

Habitat

CDF, DM

Other

N/A

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Status: Conservation concern (C); Exotic (E); Invasive (I); California Native (N) 

Habitat: Dune mat (DM), Dune scrub (DS), Dune swale (SW), Coniferous dune forest (CDF), Riparian forest (RF), Freshwater marsh (FM), Freshwater swamp (FS), Freshwater marsh (FM), Open water (OW), Brackish marsh (BM), Salt marsh (SM), Mudflat (MF) Agricultural wetland (AW).

* This vascular plant list for Humboldt Bay dunes and wetlands is based on collections made by the authors primarily between 2001 and 2008.

 

Please email comments, corrections, or proposed additions to andrea_pickart@fws.gov.

 

Nomenclature follows the Jepson Manual, Higher Plants of California, Second edition (U.C. Press 2012).