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Juncus ambiguus

Juncus ambiguus Guss.

Seaside rush

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Synonym(s): Juncus bufonius var. halophilus, Juncus bufonius var. ranarius, Juncus ranarius

USDA Symbol: JUAM3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)

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: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , CT , KS , MA , ME , MN , NE , NY , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

USDA: Find Juncus ambiguus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juncus ambiguus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juncus ambiguus


Record Modified: 2015-12-15
Research By: TWC Staff

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