Taxon  Report   4484 
Juncus occidentalis  (Cov.) Wieg.
Rush,  Slender juncus, Western rush
Juncus occidentalis
© 2015 Neal Kramer
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Juncus occidentalis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Juncus occidentalis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Juncus occidentalis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Juncus occidentalis
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Juncus
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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TJM2 + PLANTS: Juncus tenuis var. congestus
TJM2: Juncus tenuis var. occidentalis
More information about  Juncus occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
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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]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2017).

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