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Swordleaf Rush

Swordleaf Rush (Juncus ensifolius), sometimes known as Dagger-leaf Rush, is a perennial grass-like that grows along roadsides, streams, lakes, ditches, margins of springs and ponds, wet to seasonally-dry meadows, marshes, seeps, sandbars, foothills, planes, valleys, and mountain to sub-alpine sites. It is very distinctive from other grass-likes because of its unique, iris-like leaf structure.

Height: 8" to 24"

Solar Exposure: Part to full-sun

Bloom Color: Tan, black, or purplish

Bloom Time: Mid-summer

USDA PLANTS Database Link

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