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Colorado Rush
Juncus confusus
  
About Colorado Rush (Juncus confusus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Juncus confusus is a species of rush known by the common name Colorado rush. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California to Colorado, where it grows in coniferous forests and wet, grassy areas such as mountain meadows. It is a bunching rhizomatous perennial herb which grows to a maximum height between 30 and 50 centimeters. Its thready leaves grow from the base of the light green stems to about 15 centimeters long. The flower cluster atop the stem is an array of individual flowers and there is a long leaf at the base which may be up to 8 centimeters in length. Each flower has long, pointed petals with dark and light longitudinal stripes and membranous, translucent borders. There are six stamens. The fruit is a light to dark brown oval-shaped or rounded capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
1 - 1.6 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Adaptable, tolerant of sand, loam and clay

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 15.7" - 129.0", Summer Precipitation: 0.69" - 4.32", Coldest Month: 27.1" - 47.2", Hottest Month: 49.9" - 71.6", Humidity: 0.92" - 22.26", Elevation: 1453" - 8495"


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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