Juncus mexicanus

Mexican Rush.  I’m not positive on this identification, but it was certainly interesting to see given that it’s a wetland plant in the Mojave Desert.  There are a few ‘tanks’ or temporary ponds that form along the landscape during the wet season, and they support wetland fauna and flora.  While I’m not intimately familiar with it, there is work on the ecology of aquatic taxa in intermittently flooded systems like these.

Juncaceae - Juncus mexicanus (balticus) - Baltic Grass - 05.03.2012 - 19.47.29

Juncaceae - Juncus mexicanus (balticus) - Baltic Grass - 05.03.2012 - 19.47.36

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