Calflora
Taxon  Report   4481    
Juncus mexicanus  Willd.
Mexican rush
Juncus mexicanus
© 2003 Brent Miller
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Juncus mexicanus
© 2003 Brent Miller
Juncus mexicanus
© 2004 Steve Matson
Juncus mexicanus, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Juncus mexicanus
© 2014 Aaron Arthur
Family: JUNCACEAE  
Genus: Juncus
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 JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juncus balticus var. mexicanus
ICPN: Juncus arcticus var. mexicanus
More information about  Juncus mexicanus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (JUME4)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).