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Juncus canadensis J. Gay ex Laharpe
Canadian rush, Canada rush
Synonym(s): Juncus canadensis var. euroauster, Juncus canadensis var. sparsiflorus
USDA Symbol: JUCA3
Widespread rush difficult to find under cultivation. Stout and rigid stems with spreading bloom and numerous small flowers.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
Bloom Time: Jul
, WV Canada: NB
, PE Native Habitat:
fresh to slightly brackish tidal and nontidal marshes, swamps, wet shores
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: None
Soil Description: Clay, Loam, Sand
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2012-12-07
Research By: TWC Staff