Juncus hallii

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Juncus hallii Engelm.

Juncaceae

Life form: grass

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade  

Moisture: moist

Soil: loam - Soil: clay - Soil: loamy clay

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: linear

Division: simple

Shape: six-stellate
Fruit: loculicidal capsule

165B / 92481f 

Inflorescence: panicle

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Liliopsida
Subclassis:
Commelinidae
Superordo:
Juncanae
Ordo:
Juncales

Juncus hallii, commonly known as Hall's rush, is a grass.

Naming

Juncus hallii was described by Georg Engelmann. The name is considered as validly published.

Taxonomy

Juncus hallii is a species in the genus Juncus which contains approximately 392 to 426 species and belongs to the family of the Juncaceae (Rush Family). The type species of the genus is Juncus acutus.

Characteristics

Growth

The grasses reach heights of 20 to 40 centimetres.

Leaves

Juncus hallii is evergreen. The simple leaves are alternate. They are linear with entire margins and parallel venation.

Flowers and Fruits

Juncus hallii produces panicles of brown six-stellate flowers from June to August.

In summer the grasses carry loculicidal capsules.

Root System

Distribution

Juncus hallii is native to the Northwest of the US and the Rocky Mountains.

Cultivation

The grasses prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moist soil. The substrate should be loamy, clay or loamy clay soil with a pH between 4 and 6.

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Propagate by sowing in spring or by division in spring or in early summer.

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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