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Juncus procerus - E.Mey.

Common Name
Family Juncaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, there is a report that one member of this genus is possibly toxic to mammals[76].
Habitats Not known
Range S. America - Chile.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun
Juncus procerus


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Juncus procerus is a PERENNIAL. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in saline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 Pond; Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Basketry  Thatching  Weaving

The stems are used in basket making, thatching, weaving mats etc[46, 61]. They are also used for cordage[46, 61].

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Cultivation details

We have almost no information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in this country. There is also some confusion over the name. The name given above is the one used in the reports of the plants uses but the same name with a different author is mentioned in Flora Europaea. In that book J. procerus Bianca. is given as a synonym for J. rigidus Desf. a plant found in salt marshes and on maritime sands in Italy and Sicily. It is possible that the reports on the plants uses actually refer to that species. The notes on cultivation listed below are based on the general needs of the genus. Easily grown in a moist soil, bog garden or shallow water[1, 200]. Prefers a heavy soil in sun or light shade[200].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in pots in a cold frame in early spring and keep the compost moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently, otherwise in late spring of the following year. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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