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Juncus xiphioides

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Species Name: Juncus xiphioides
Common Name: Wiregrass

Interesting grass for wet areas. Spreads by rhizomes. Mix with Scirpus, Carex or Aquilegia for wet meadow effect.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 1' H x spreading
Growth Habit: Low, spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Sun or shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Brown
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Throughout California and Baja
Natural Habitat: Wet places below 6,300'

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