Taxon  Report   4496    
Juncus tenuis  Willd.
Poverty rush,  Slender rush
Juncus tenuis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
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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, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Juncus tenuis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Genus: Juncus
Communities: Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

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 JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
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   /   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).