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Juncus effusus L. var. solutus
Fernald & Wieg.
Soft rush

Family: Juncaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Widespread in North America; also reported for Mexico and Guatemala (Standley & Steyermark 1952). The species is cosmopolitan, but in the tropics it is most common at higher elevations.

Map of Florida Locations

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Imperiled

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Other data on Juncus effusus var. solutus available from :

Juncus effusus var. solutus has been found in the following 16 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Allapattah Flats Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Caloosahatchee Creeks Preserve Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Reported
Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park Present Native
Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Hawk's Hammock Park Present Native
Hickey Creek Mitigation Park Wildlife and Environmental Area Present Native
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Pal-Mar Natural Area Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Assumed to be Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Riverbend Park Present Native
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Native
Tree Tops Park Reported

Juncus effusus var. solutus has been found in the following 5 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Charlotte County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native

Juncus effusus var. solutus has been found in the following 2 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Wet Flatwoods