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Juncus textilis

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Species Name: Juncus textilis
Common Name: Basket Rush

Important fiber plant for the Native Americans. Excellent wildlife value and erosion control. Use near creeks or streambeds or freshwater marshes. Striking against walls and around water features.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 5-6' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, tall, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Moderate to regular
Cold Hardy to: 20 degees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brownish
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Southern Outer South Coast Range, central and northern Southwest
Natural Habitat: Dry or Moist soils below 5400'

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