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Drummond's Rush
Juncus drummondii
  
About Drummond's Rush (Juncus drummondii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Juncus drummondii is a species of rush known by the common name Drummond's rush. It is native to western North America from northern Canada and Alaska to New Mexico, where it grows in wet coniferous forest and alpine meadows and slopes. This is a perennial herb forming narrow, erect tufts to about 40 centimeters in maximum height. The leaves are basal and most have no real blades; instead they form a sheath around the stem a few centimeters long. The flower cluster is borne on the side of the stem toward the top. There is a long, cylindrical leaf at the base which extends out past the flowers. Each flower is on a thin pedicel. The thick petals are dark brown, sometimes with green striping and thin, transparent edges. There are six stamens with yellowish anthers, and red stigmas. The fruit is a capsule.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Grasses

Size
Size
0.8 - 1.5 ft tall

Form
Form
Upright

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Slow

Flower Color
Flower Color
Brown, Green

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Summer

Wildlife Supported
 


 
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Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Description
Soil Description
Prefers sandy or loamy soils. Does not grow well in clay soils.

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist, rocky places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 21.6" - 119.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 4.10", Coldest Month: 10.8" - 48.4", Hottest Month: 34.1" - 74.1", Humidity: 0.35" - 16.20", Elevation: 494" - 14090"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Drummond Rush


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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