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Juncus effusus var. solutus

Common Rush, Soft Rush

Scientific Name:

Juncus effusus var. solutus

Genus:

Juncus

Species Epithet:

effusus

Common Name:

Common Rush, Soft Rush

Plant Type

Grass/Sedge/Rush

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Green, Brown

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

June, July, August, September

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes and swamps, low meadows. Throughout the state. One of the most widespread and common plants in the NC flora.

Leaf Arrangement:

Basal

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Assigned

State Rank:

S5: Secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G_T_: Subspecies or Variety Rank (add status to NOTES section) (*Key)

Notes:

Global Rank G5T5 -globally secure for this subspecific taxon.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record



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