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Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln. Path rush is tough and adaptable, can be used as a ground cover for erosion control and soil stabilization.

Robert H. Mohlenbrock @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln.
Path rush is tough and adaptable, can be used as a ground cover for erosion control and soil stabilization. USDA, NRCS. 2012. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 8 October 2012). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA. Typical inventory plug

Juncus tenuis

Path rush

Thriving on abuse, path rush is very adaptable and tolerant of sun, shade, flooding, and drought. Great for walking paths, between paving stones and can be used as a ground cover to help control erosion.

This clump forming plant spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding.  


Height:

1-2 ft

Spread:

1-2 ft

USDA Hardiness Zone:

2-9

Bloom Color:

Green, Tan

Juncus tenuis Characteristics

Exposure

  • Full Sun
  • Shade
  • Partial Shade

Soil Moisture Preference

  • Moist to Dry

Attributes

  • Naturalizing
  • Ground Cover
  • Bog

Flowering Months

  • July

Interesting Notes:

For more information on this plant, visit the USDA PLANTS Database: http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=JUTE