Taxon  Report   4496 
Juncus tenuis  Willd.
Poverty rush,  Slender rush
Juncus tenuis
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Juncus tenuis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Juncus tenuis
© 2015 Sierra Pacific Industries
Juncus tenuis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Juncus tenuis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Genus: Juncus
Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Juncus macer
PLANTS: Juncus tenuis var. multicornis
PLANTS: Juncus tenuis var. williamsii
More information about  Juncus tenuis
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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Feb 19, 2018).

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