Taxon  Report   4436    
Juncus balticus  Willd.
Baltic rush,  Wire rush
Juncus balticus
© 2005 Brent Miller
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Juncus balticus
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Juncus balticus
© 2008 Keir Morse
Juncus balticus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Juncus balticus
© 2005 Brent Miller
Genus: Juncus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Alpine Fell-fields, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN

PLANTS accepted name:
Juncus arcticus ssp. littoralis

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Juncus balticus var. eremicus
More information about  Juncus balticus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).