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Juncus effusus

Common Rush

This attractive and very widely distributed sedge, grows in temperate areas, through much of the Northern Hemisphere to western South America, and in eastern and southern Africa, It can be found in a variety of habitats: along the stream margins and other wet areas, in depressions, pastures, etc. It generally reaches up to 1.5 m (4 ft.) in height and develops dense clusters of elegant, upright, green stalks with small yellowish green to light brown flowers. It grows well in USDA Zones 4 to 9 and thrives in wet soils, in full sun. Although it can be slow growing in the initial stage, once established it spreads quickly and its cultivation should be supervised, due to its invasive potential. In Japan, Juncus effusus is still commercially cultivated and used for making tatamis, a special type of woven mat.

 
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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms

The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms
by Robert Lee Riffle, Paul Craft, Scott Zona

2nd edition
Completely revised and updated

Hardcover - 528 pages
11 x 8.5 inches


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The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is the definitive account of all palms that can be grown for ornamental and economic use. Palms are often underutilized as a result of their unfamiliarity—even to tropical gardeners. To help introduce these valuable plants to a new audience, the authors have exhaustively documented every genus in the palm family.
825 species are described in detail, including cold hardiness, water needs, height, and any special requirements. Generously illustrated with more than 900 photos, including photos of several palm species that have never before appeared in a general encyclopedia, The Encyclopedia of Cultivated Palms is as valuable as an identification guide as it is a practical handbook. Interesting snippets of history, ethnobotany, and biology inform the text and make this a lively catalog of these remarkable plants.


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