Taxon  Report   10027 
Juncus acutus  L.
Spiny rush
Juncus acutus
© 2010 Gary A. Monroe
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Juncus acutus
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Juncus acutus
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Juncus acutus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb (rhizomatous) that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Juncus acutus
© 2006 Luigi Rignanese
Genus: Juncus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Coastal Strand, wetland-riparian
Habitat: seeps, meadows, salt-marsh, dunes, coastal [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Juncus acutus
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 24, 2016).

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