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 Native Plant Database

Juncus tenuis


Poverty rush, Path rush


Juncaceae (Rush Family)



Juncus tenuis (Poverty rush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy


A member of the family Juncaceae which includes herbs, rarely shrubs, with mostly grass-like leaves, usually in a basal tuft, and small greenish or brownish flower in dense spikes or heads or sometimes in loose clusters or even solitary.

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft. , 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Apr , May

Distribution

USA: AL , AK , AZ , AR , CA , CT , DE , FL , GA , HI , ID , IL , IN , IA , KS , KY , LA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MS , MO , MT , NE , NV , NH , NJ , NM , NY , NC , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , VT , VA , WA , WV , WI , WY , DC
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

Last Update: 2012-12-07