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Grass - Juncus effususGrass - Juncus effusus


Common Name: Common Soft Rush

Bloomtime: Summer

Exposure: Full sun

Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet (0.5-1.5m)

Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet (0.5-1.5m)

Water: Medium

Zone: 4

Characteristics: Stems are usually solid, with the leaves typically reduced to bladeless basal sheathes. Insignificant, minute, yellowish-green to pale brown flowers bloom in one-sided clusters (many-flowered cymes) located on stem sides slightly below the stem tips., Flowers emerge in summer (July to September). Fruit is an obovoid capsule. Clumps provide vertical accent to moist garden areas., Although the stems appear from a distance as coarse and stiff, they are soft to the touch. Soft rush is considered to be a somewhat invasive weed in a number of locations. Foliage turns yellow in fall before browning up for winter.,