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FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Juncus trifidus, Three-leaved Rush

Juncus trifidus; The three-leaved rush grows in drier habitats, like dry heathers and grassy tussocks. It is very common and grows almost anywhere on Iceland except for the most plant-hostile highland regions. A characteristic feature for identifying this plant are the long bracts (leaves) protruding over a small group of flowers.
It is a member of the rush family (Juncaceae).

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