Juncus effusus L.

Flowers are borne laterally, stems are soft and green

Cross section of a Juncus effusus stem in early spring

  • Scientific Name: Juncus effusus L.
  • Common Name: Softstem rush
  • Wetland Indicator Category: FACW+, OBL
  • Perennial
  • Growth Form: Emergent
  • Grows in: marshes, swamps, pond shores
  • Native
* Compare to J. roemerianus and Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani