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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: Juncus longistylis

Juncus longistylis Torr., 1859

Juncus menziesii var. californicus Hook. & Arn.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
'Regional: USA
USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington State, Wyoming)
Canada (Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Newfoundland, Ontario, Québec, Saskatchewan)
'Regional: Mexico
Mexico (Chihuahua, Sonora)

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Torrey, J. 1859. Botany of the Boundary. In: Emory, W.H. Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey. Vol. 2(1): 27–270, pl. 1–61. BHL Reference page. : 2(1): 223

Additional references

Kirschner, J. & al. (2002). Juncaceae Species Plantarum: Flora of the World 6-8: 1-237, 1-336,1-192. Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2022. Juncus longistylis in Kew Science Plants of the World online. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 07. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2022. Juncus longistylis. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2022. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2022 Mar 07. Reference page. 2022. Juncus longistylis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 07 Mar 2022.
International Plant Names Index. 2022. Juncus longistylis. Published online. Accessed: Mar 07 2022.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Mar 07 in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 2022.

Vernacular names
English: Longstyle rush

Juncus longistylis is a species of rush known by the common name longstyle rush. It is native to much of North America, including most of the United States and the southern Canadian provinces. It grows in moist terrestrial habitat, such as mountain meadows. It is a rhizomatous perennial herb forming clumps of slender stems up to about 60 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is made up of one to nine clusters of a few tiny flowers each. The flower is made up of several segments which are green with translucent margins.

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