Juncus tenuis (Poverty rush)

Also called Path rush. Cool season, rhizomatous, perennial native grasslike occurring in moist soils following disturbance or compaction. Adapted to soils from heavy clays to well-drained gravels. Widely distributed from low to mid elevations, on soils with winter saturation and dry summer conditions. Excellent for reclamation of riparian communities. Nest material and food for upland birds; cover for some mammals.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 18+ in.

Annual Precipitation: 10-55 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation:

Wetland Indicator Status: FAC

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: High

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Medium

CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

pH Range: 4.5-7.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 51,300,000

Seeding Rate: 1 PLS lbs/acre

Season:Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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