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Juncus lesueurii

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Juncus lesueurii

Species Name: Juncus lesueurii
Common Name: Salt Rush

A great accent plant for moist areas. Birds like the seeds. Spread by rhizomes and can become invasive.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 3' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring/Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: North Coast, Central Coast
Natural Habitat: Salt or freshwater marshes, below 300'

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References
  • 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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