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Juncus effusus var. brunneus

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Species Name: Juncus effusus var. brunneus
Common Name: Rush

Very attractive, structural plant. Good along streams, ponds. Spreads fast. Container plant. Good soil stabilizer.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 4' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast, South Coast
Natural Habitat: Moist places, including salt marshes

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Other Names
  • Harlow, Nora and Kristin Jakob. Wild Lilies, Irises, and Grasses: Gardening with California Monocots. Berkely and Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press. 2003.
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