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Juncus tenuis

Path Rush

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Juncus tenuis (Path Rush)

Path rush is found in a wide variety of weedy locations such as in parking lots, fields, woods, swamps and along roadsides and paths. Medium green leaves turn brown with frost. Insignificant, tiny flowers are clustered at or near the stem tips.

Additional Information:

6-24 Inches


6-24 Inches


USDA Hardiness Zone 2-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:
Easily grown in average, medium wet to wet soil in full sun to part shade. May be grown in clumps at edge of a pond or stream, among rock work or as a specimen. Can also be used as a groundcover and to help control erosion.

Good Companions
Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Torrey's Rush (Juncus torreyi)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation




Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture


Sun Exposure

Medium Sun/Average Shade
Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map