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Canadian Rush
Juncus canadensis

Canada Rush is a cool-season grass that prefers moist conditions and partial or full sunlight. It is commonly found in bogs, marshes, and is a good shoreline restoration species.

USDA symbol: JUCA3

General Information

Plant TypeGrass
Height2 to 3 feet
Light ExposureSun, Part Sun
Soil MoistureWet
Bloom ColorGreen
Canadian Rush (Canadian Rush<div><em class="small">Juncus canadensis</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceHigh
General Resilience6
Salt ToleranceMedium
Stress ToleranceFire Tolerant

Pollinator Value: Low

Bloom MonthsJune to August

Project Planning

Project TypeBoulevard, Rain Garden, Restoration, Shoreline Buffer
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadSlow
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionAbsent


CountyAitkin, Anoka, Beltrami, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Chisago, Clearwater, Cottonwood, Crow Wing, Fillmore, Hennepin, Hubbard, Isanti, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Koochiching, Lake, Lake of the Woods, Morrison, Pine, Sherburne, St. Louis, Stearns, Todd, Wadena, Washington
EcoregionDriftless Area, Lake Agassiz Plain, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland, Tallgrass Aspen Parklands