Slender Rush (Path Rush)
Scientific Name - Juncus tenuis Willd.
Family - Juncaceae
Perennial with tufted stems. Leaf blade flat, basal, shorter than stem. Leaf sheaths with conspicuous papery margins. Seedhead branches ascending, flowers separated. Leaves at top of stem longer than seedhead. Reproduces by seed. Occurs on moist roadsides and shaded areas. Found throughout the United States. Also found worldwide.