Juncus dichotomus

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyJuncaceae
Family (Traditional)Juncaceae
GenusJuncus
SpeciesJuncus dichotomus Ell.
Common Nameforked rush
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Basal; absent; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Grasslike;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.4
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); TN[SNR] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Juncus albicans Juncus albicans
Juncus dichotomus var. dichotomus Juncus dichotomus var. dichotomus Elliott
Juncus dichotomus var. platyphyllus Juncus dichotomus var. platyphyllus Wiegand
Juncus platyphyllus Juncus platyphyllus (Wieg.) Fernald
Juncus tenuis subsp. dichotomus Juncus tenuis subsp. dichotomus
Juncus tenuis var. platyphyllus Juncus tenuis var. platyphyllus (Wiegand) Cory

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Campbell (KY), Harrison (KY), Johnson (KY), Cocke (TN), Cumberland (TN), DeKalb (TN), Dickson (TN), Grundy (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Montgomery (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Scott (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, TENN, UCHT, VDB

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1941 - 2017

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0174652 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Juncus platyphyllus
APSC0069743 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0110072 Scott Tennessee
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0055332 Cumberland Tennessee 16 Jun 2015 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0101016 Johnson Kentucky
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0063174 Harrison Kentucky 05 Jul 2016 Mason Brock
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0101015 Johnson Kentucky
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
UCHT035136 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35267 Grundy Tennessee 04 Jul 1942 Jesse M. Shaver
2517
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35263 Cumberland Tennessee 09 Jul 1972 R. Kral
47412
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35262 Cocke Tennessee 26 Aug 1941 Nathan H. Woodruff
s.n. [BRIT35262]
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35268 Lake Tennessee 07 Jun 1986 Milo Guthrie
1011
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
TENN-V-0061971 Putnam Tennessee
TENN
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0054019 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0035909 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0092931 Montgomery Tennessee 22 Sep 2017 Mason Brock
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0055007 Rutherford Tennessee 20 May 2016 Devin Rodgers
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
APSC0064805 Rutherford Tennessee
APSC
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35265 Dickson Tennessee 20 May 1986 Kevin H. Souza
86-293
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35264 DeKalb Tennessee 01 Sep 1987 Ed. L. Organ
s.n [BRIT35264]
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
BRIT35270 Putnam Tennessee 14 May 1992 R. Kral
80471
VDB
Juncus dichotomus
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Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes
Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes
Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes
Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes
Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes
Juncus dichotomus - Dwayne Estes