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Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii - Southwestern Spiny Rush (Plant)

Juncus acutus ssp. leopoldii - Southwestern Spiny Rush (Plant)



Plant Characteristics
Species NameJuncus acutus ssp. leopoldii
Common NameSouthwestern Spiny Rush
Plant TypeGrass/Grass-Like
Sun ExposureCoast-Sun, Coast-Part Sun, Inland-Part Sun, Inland-Shade,
Water RequirementHigh
Soil TypeAny
Flower ColorBronze, Brown, Copper
Flowering MonthsJune, July, August
Height by Width3ft. x 6ft.
Specialty Features
  • Songbirds
  • Container Plant
  • Local Plants
  • Deer Resistant


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