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Juncus oxymeris

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Species Name: Juncus oxymeris
Common Name: Pointed Rush

Foliage has interesting color and texute, great for woodland effect. Good for stabilizing a wet strem bank, spreads. Tolerates poor drainage.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 3' H x 3+' W
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Stress-deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to part sun
Soil Preference: Clay
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 7,500'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Light green to brown
Endangered?:
Distribution: Inner North Coast Range, Sierra Nevada, Great Central Valley, Transverse Range
Natural Habitat: Mountain Meadows, Northern Oak Woodland, Riparian, Yellow Pine Forest

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