Taxon  Report   4489    
Juncus phaeocephalus  Engelm.
Brown headed rush,  Brownhead rush
Juncus phaeocephalus
© 2010 Robert Steers/NPS
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
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
© 2011 Eric Wrubel/NPS
Genus: Juncus
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Coastal Strand, Northern Coastal Scrub, Coastal Sage Scrub, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Juncus phaeocephalus var. glomeratus
More information about  Juncus phaeocephalus
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 18, 2019).