Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii
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Species Name: Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii
Common Name: Southwestern Spiny Rush
- Great accent plant for moist areas. Birds like the seeds. Makes a good barrier plant. Threatened by urbanization and flood control in California.
- Plant Family: Juncaceae
- Plant Type: Rush
- Height by Width: 2-3' H x 2-3' W
- Growth Habit: Clumping, spreading
- Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
- Growth Rate: Fast
- Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
- Soil Preference: Adaptable
- Water Requirements: Regular
- Cold Hardy to: 35 degrees F
- Flower Season: Spring/Summer
- Flower Color: Brown
- Endangered?: List 4/ RED 1-2-1
- Distribution: Central Coast, South Coast, southern Channel Islands, Sonoran Desert
- Natural Habitat: Moist saline places, below 900'
- Care and Maintenance
- Other Names
- Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
- Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.