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Juncus trifidus

Juncus trifidus L.

Highland Rush

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Synonym(s): Juncus trifidus ssp. carolinianus, Juncus trifidus var. monanthos

USDA Symbol: JUTR2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), GL (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
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: MD , ME , NC , NH , NY , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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