Page author: David Giblin
Juncus occidentalis
western rush

Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest and east in the Columbia River Gorge to Klickitat County in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California and Mexico.

Habitat: Wet prairies, shores, springs, vernal pools, and ditches.

Flowers: June-September

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern


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Accepted Name:
Juncus occidentalis (Coville) Wiegand
Publication: Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club. 27: 521. 1900. 1900.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Juncus tenuis Willd. var. congestus Engelm. [HC]
Juncus tenuis Willd. var. occidentalis Coville
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Juncus occidentalis in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Juncus occidentalis checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Juncus occidentalis atlas page.

CalPhotos: Juncus occidentalis photos.

USDA Plants: Juncus occidentalis information.

2 photographs:
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