Juncus patens

Common Rush, Spreading Rush

Plant family: Juncaceae - Rush


Plant type: Grass-like

Plant origin: N/A, California

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Flower Color Insignificant
Blooming Season Summer
Height 1-2 feet, 2-3 feet
Spread 1-5 feet
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Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian

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Clay, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Riverbed Silt

Special Characteristic

Important to Native People, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost

Plant Highlights

Common Rush forms large spiky blue-grey clumps 2' high and 3' wide. Drought tolerant when established, it grows in full or partial sun, in shallow water or moist soil. It is evergreen, adaptable to a variety of conditions and is an attractive container or accent plant in narrow borders. Juncus is a very useful plant for ornamental dry stream beds, swales and drainage basins.

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