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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 16, 2014 10:18 AM CST
It seems like I know this as bulrush? Not sure if it is, or which one. Maybe Schoenoplectus?



This is what it looked like in last month:

Thumb of 2014-06-16/wildflowers/2af092
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Name: Arlene
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pirl
Jun 16, 2014 11:26 AM CST
Love your photos! They could be a great bathroom wallpaper - so relaxing while soaking in the tub!
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2014 12:16 PM CST
Reminds me of Cladium (Jamaica Sawgrass): https://www.wildflower.org/gallery/species.php?id_plant=CLMA...
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2014 12:26 PM CST
Are the stems triangular? If so it could be Schoenoplectus americanus or a related plant.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2014 12:31 PM CST
Geesh, somebody smack me please and please ignore my earlier post ... it doesn't look anything like Jamaica Sawgrass! *Blush* I agree with greene and going with a variety of Schoenoplectus now that I've enlarged the photo's!
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 16, 2014 12:31 PM CST

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Softstem Bulrush, most likely.

Soft-stem Bulrush (Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani)
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2014 12:33 PM CST
Images of Softstem Bulrush: https://www.google.com/search?q=softstem+bulrush&tbm=isch&tb...
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JRsbugs
Jun 16, 2014 1:02 PM CST
Could be Juncus effusus?

http://botany.cz/cs/juncus-effusus/

http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/grasses/plants/soft_rush...

Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2014 1:07 PM CST
Are the stems triangular or round?
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KentPfeiffer
Jun 16, 2014 1:45 PM CST

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Looking closely at the flowers, I think Janet is right, it's a Juncus of some sort.
Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 16, 2014 1:56 PM CST
Hi all. I think the stems are round. Let me go get some closer photos.
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wildflowers
Jun 16, 2014 4:45 PM CST
Yes, the stems are round.



Closer look at the flowers
Thumb of 2014-06-16/wildflowers/1bfdbd

Thumb of 2014-06-16/wildflowers/171298
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 16, 2014 4:59 PM CST
From looking at the links compared to a closer look at my plant, it looks most like Juncus effusus to me.

What do you think?

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JRsbugs
Jun 16, 2014 5:43 PM CST
It looks like Juncus effuses to me Christine, it is a very common reed. There is a key if you could follow it! Hilarious!

http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/jk.html

http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/wfs_diary/wfs_browser_di...

Juncus inflexus looks similar ..

http://www.uni-graz.at/walter.obermayer/plants-of-styria/ima...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus

Take your pick! Rolling on the floor laughing

http://luirig.altervista.org/flora/taxa/north-america.php?re...
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jun 16, 2014 6:32 PM CST
I agree with Janet. Juncus effuses is very common in most of East Texas. Juncus inflexus is only reported in the extreme North East U.S., nowhere in Texas.
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Name: Greene
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greene
Jun 16, 2014 7:08 PM CST
Yep, since the stems are not triangular it is not a Schoenoplectus americanus; Juncus is probably it.
Your photos are beautiful; you should offer it as 'wallpaper' for computers.
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Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Jun 17, 2014 7:45 AM CST
Thank you all. All these years and I finally know the name of this plant. Marking it solved.

Hi Janet, thanks for you help and the links. I'm sure going to look over the 'keys' but not sure if I will be able to follow, as I'm not always good at following instructions. *Blush* Hilarious!

Thank you for the compliments on the pictures, mostly due to nature and not my picture taking abilities!
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