Plant family: Juncaceae - Rush
Plant type: Grass-like
Plant origin: N/A, California
Freshwater Wetlands, Riparian
Clay, Sandy Loam, Adaptable, Riverbed Silt
Important to Native People, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tolerates Hard Frost
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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