Tennessee Smart Yards Native Plants

A comprehensive database of Tennessee native plants

Inland Rush, Interior Rush

Inland Rush, Interior Rush

Juncus interior

Full sun, wet to moderately wet moisture level, prefers sandy soil but adapts to a wide range of soils including clay, moderately acid to neutral pH.  1 – 2 feet height, blooms in spring, green flowers, will naturalize.

Germination Code:  C(60), D.  Very small seeds at 2.8 million per ounce.

Native Region:  Scattered statewide but mostly concentrated in the Cumberland Plateau and the Interior Low Plateaus

Cool-season grower which is good for planting in areas that you want to naturalize.  Fruits are pale brown capsules which are eaten by waterfowl.


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