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Sonoran Desert Plants
Juncus mexicanus (Mexican Rush,Wire Rush)

Coffee Pot Mountain


 Juncus mexicanus

 Juncus mexicanus

Habitat: near water
Life Form: rush
Leaf Description: rush like
Flower Color: brown
Spines: spineless
Family: Juncaceae (rush family)
Abundance: uncommon
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 49 (4.6 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page (opens in a new tab).






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