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Scientific Name: Juncus effusus
Pronunciation: JUNK-us eh-FEW-zus
Common Name: common rush, bog rush
Family Name: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Poales (grass-like), Aquatic plant
Key ID Features: Rigid, upright, 80 cm high; stems narrow, round, dark-green linear; leaves small, narrow, often reduced to basal sheaths.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Bog
Water Use: High, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Wetland - bogs
Additional Info: Google. Compare to images of J. 'Spiralis'.
common rush, bog rush
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Basal
Texture/ Venation:
Colour in Fall: Brown
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Linear
Apices: Acute

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:3
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, Green, Brown
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun
Additional Info: Six tepals

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Succulent stems

Propagation: Division - below ground parts
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Deer resistant
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