Himalayan Rush
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Himalayan Rush
ative Photo: Thingnam Girija
Common name: Himalayan Rush
Botanical name: Juncus himalensis    Family: Juncaceae (Rush family)

Juncus is a genus which consists of about 225 species of grassy plants commonly called rushes. Himalayan Rush is a tufted perennial herb with stout rigid stems 20-50 cm high. The plant bears irregular branched inflorescence of clusters of brown flowers, and longer leafy bracts. Cylindrical leaves are hollow, and channelled above. Small flowers are about 1 cm long. Inner petals have papery margins. Styles protrude out. Stamens are white. It occurs in the Himalayas at altitudes of 3000-5000 m. Flowering: June-August.

Identification credit: Umesh Tiwari Photographed in Valley of Flowers, Uttarakhand.

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