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Juncus effusus var. effusus

Juncus effusus L. var. effusus

Common Rush

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Synonym(s): Juncus effusus var. subglomeratus


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: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: AK , ID , ME , MI , MN , OR , WA , WI
Canada: NB , PE

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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