Native Plant Database

Header Photo: Mervin Wallace

Path Rush

Juncus tenuis
Plant Type: Grasses / Sedges / Rushes
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland, Wetland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Green
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone: 1
Hardy To Zone: 1

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Hardiness Zones

Midwest map of zones 5 (north), 6, and 7 (south)

as defined by the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map; (hardiness zones are not recorded for all Grow Native! plants)
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Moderate, High, Wet
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

6 to
12
inches

Spread:

12 to
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Size
Height: 6 to
12
inches
Spread: 12 to
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Bioretention filter-strips, pathways, rain gardens.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Performs best in moderate to wet soils. Quite salt-tolerant and useful in parking lots with high salt use.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping
Basic Description

Salt-tolerant, clump-forming, small perennial rush that withstands light foot traffic. Plant readily spreads from seed in pathways. Also known as slender rush.

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