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Straightleaf Rush
Juncus orthophyllus
About Straightleaf Rush (Juncus orthophyllus) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Juncus orthophyllus is a species of rush known by the common name straightleaf rush. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to California and Nevada, where it grows in moist spots in mountain habitat, such as meadows. This is a perennial herb producing stems up to about half a meter tall from a tough, creeping rhizome. There are several flattened leaves around the stem bases, and sometimes one or more smaller leaves on the stem. The flower cluster is an open array of several clusters of up to 10 flowers each. The flower has rough-textured green segments with brown edges and bristles at the tips.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type

1.6 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist meadows and streambanks

Annual Precipitation: 12.5" - 154.4", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 5.76", Coldest Month: 20.0" - 50.2", Hottest Month: 44.0" - 73.4", Humidity: 0.20" - 21.65", Elevation: 106" - 11603"

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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