JUNCACEAE,  Rush Family

Annual or perennial grasslike or sedgelike herbs; leaves linear, sometimes auricles at summit of sheath; flowers small, hypogynous, perfect; individual flowers or glomerules of flowers in cymes, spikes, or umbels; sepals and petals 3 each, separate, regular, glumelike, green, brown, or red; stamens 6 or 3; style 1; stigmas 3; carpels 3, united; ovary 3· or 1·loculed; fruit a capsule.