Juncus effusus

Soft Rush

Juncaceae

Plant Specifics

Form:Grass
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Green
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen
Noted for:Interesting foliage

Landscaping

Recommended Uses:Often planted in restoration and mitigation wetlands. Makes a good plant to border retention ponds.
Propagation:Division, seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Specialty providers
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding)
Moisture Tolerance: Stays Wet ----- to ----- Somewhat moist, no flooding
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Tolerant of inundation with brackish water
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Some tolerance to salty wind but not direct salt spray.
Soil or other substrate:Clay, Loam, Organic material (muck), Sand
Soil pH:Acidic to neutral

Ecology

Wildlife:

Used for nesting and as a food source. Said to be deer resistant.

Insects:
Native Habitats:Moist-wet sites. Disturbed wetlands. Very tolerant of grazing.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

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