Juncus subulatus Forssk.

Poales Small
Lilianae Takht.
Magnoliidae Novák ex Takht.

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This species of rush with a mainly southern-Mediterranean distribution is present in Tuscany, Lazio, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia (since a long time no longer reported from Abruzzo). It grows in brackish marshes along the coasts, more rarely in the interior, up to about 600 m. The species is sporadic on the edge of the Sardinian temporary ponds. The genus name, from the Latin 'iúngere' (to join, to tie), refers to the ancient use of weaving the stems and leaves of rush species to create different objects; the species name is derived from the Latin word 'subula', meaning 'awl', a pointed tool of shoemakers. Flowering period: May to June.

Italian name(s): Giunco foglioso (Italia)

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