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Juncus effusus subsp. solutus

Common Name(s):

Previously known as:

  • Juncus effusus var. solutus
Phonetic Spelling
JUN-kus eff-YOO-sus sol-LOO-tus
Description

Eastern Soft Rush is an ornamental grass native to Canada and the eastern U.S. Can spread aggressively by rhizomes.

Habitat: Moist soil, marshes, margin of streams, ponds, lakes and swamps, low meadows

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#rush#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FACW#mammals#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#rush#NC native#native ornamental grass#food source summer#food source fall#Coastal OBL#food source herbage#Piedmont Mountains FACW#mammals#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Juncus
    Species:
    effusus
    Family:
    Juncaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Various Native American peoples used common soft rush for tying, binding and weaving.
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Canada, central and eastern U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts mammals.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 2 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Ornamental Grasses and Sedges
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Occasional Flooding
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Brown round to triangular fruit displays fro July to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Flowers greenish or pale brown, petals & sepals essentially alike. Bloom from June to September.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Linear
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves consist of bladeless sheaths
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Pond
    Riparian
    Landscape Theme:
    Native Garden
    Rain Garden
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Small Mammals
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Wet Soil
    Problems:
    Weedy