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Juncus roemerianusJuncus roemerianus

black needlerush, needlegrass rush

Photograph(s) by*: PLANTS LA

Characteristics

Height: 1-4'
Flowers: May-Oct.; yellow-green
Fruit: Jul.-Nov.; brown; capsule

Conditions *

Light: Full sun
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH: 3.5-7
Soil type: Clay Loamy
Salinity: 0-25 ppt

Habitat

brackish and salt marshes, above Mean High tide to spring tide level

Native to

Region: Coastal *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

some nitrogen fixing value; tolerates salinity to 25 ppt



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/6801.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004