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Juncus anthelatus

Juncus anthelatus (Wiegand) R.E. Brooks

Greater Poverty Rush, Kentucky Rush, Poverty Rush

Juncaceae (Rush family)

Synonym(s): Juncus macer var. anthelatus, Juncus tenuis var. anthelatus

USDA Symbol: JUAN3

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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 3 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green , Brown
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: AL , AR , CA , CT , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , NH , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Exposed or partially shaded sites in moist or seasonally wet, sandy or clay soils.

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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-04
Research By: CBR

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