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dagger-leaved rush

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dagger-leaved rush
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dagger-leaved rush seed head

Juncus ensifolius

Perennial Grass-like

Height: 2 ft.

Availability: Low

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

This rush has flat, leaves similar to a small iris. It spreads by rhizomes and produces an interesting round seedhead. A nice addition to a pond or wetland.

Keywords: birds, perennial (non-woody), spreading, upright