Juncus balticus (Baltic rush)

Cool season, sod-forming, riparian native perennial grasslike. Occurs from deserts to subalpine zones, on saline or alkaline soils. Widely distributed, often found as a community dominant. Excellent for rehabilitating wetland and riparian ecosystems as well as some seasonally dry sites. Able to fix nitrogen. Used by a wide range of mammals and birds for food and habitat.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous, sod forming

Mature Height: 12-24 in.

Annual Precipitation:  in.

Drought Tolerance:

Shade Tolerance: Yes

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance:

Fire Tolerance:

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: No

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance:

CaCO3 Tolerance:

pH Range:


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 10,900,000

Seeding Rate: 1-2 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

None