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Juncus arcticus

Baltic rush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderJuncalesRushes, sedges, and other grasslike plants
FamilyJuncaceaeRush family
GenusJuncusPossibly from Latin jungere, “to join or bind,” because the stems were used for binding
Speciesarcticus

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Juncus arcticus description by Thomas H. Kent, not updated.

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Juncus arcticus (Baltic rush)

6/16/2013 · Sonny and Donna’s, Tenant’s Harbor, Maine
≈ 5 × 6" (13 × 14 cm)