Taxon  Report   4489 
Juncus phaeocephalus  Engelm.
Brown headed rush,  Brownhead rush
Juncus phaeocephalus
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
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Juncus phaeocephalus
© 2008 Sangeet Khalsa
Juncus phaeocephalus
© 2011 Hattie Brown
Juncus phaeocephalus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Juncus phaeocephalus
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian
Habitat: coastal [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Juncus phaeocephalus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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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 22, 2016).

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