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Juncus dudleyi

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Common Name: Dudley’s Rush

Full sun, moderately wet to moderately dry moisture level, tolerates a range of soils including clay loam and gravelly, tolerates alkaline pH.   1 – 2 ½ feet height, blooms spring to early summer, greenish or brownish flowers, spreads by rhizomes and can sometimes spread aggressively.

Germination Code:  C(60), D.  Very small seeds at 3.2 million per ounce.

Native Region:  Scattered statewide but mostly concentrated in the Highland Rim and surrounding Interior Low Plateaus

A cool-season grower that has erect or ascending stems that are stiff and straight with flat, green leaves up to 12 inches long.  Each stem terminates in a branched inflorescence consisting of 6-60 flowers. Good for wetland restoration.  Will tolerate dry periods when water disappears.

Dudley’s Rush - Juncus dudleyi
Photo Courtesy of John Hilty http://www.illinoiswildflowers.info/