Juncus effusus (Common rush)

Also called Soft rush. Cool season, tall, rhizomatous, native perennial grasslike. Provides shoreline protection with its dense fibrous root system. Generally occurs in fresh water to brackish marshes, swamps, ditches and moist seasonal wetlands. Tolerance to low pH and heavy metals allow it to survive in polluted conditions. Depended upon 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: Bunch grass

Mature Height: 24+in.

Annual Precipitation: 18-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: Medium

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 5.5-8.8


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 45,359,200

Seeding Rate: 3-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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