Slender Rush – also sometimes referred to as Path Rush or Poverty Rush – is a perennial grassy weed. Juncus tenuis thrives in most parts of North American andis often found on roadsides, home lawns, compacted soils, and shaded areas.
Identifying Slender Rush -
Slender Rush can be identified as a perennial grassy weed with tufted, round stems. Its lower leaves are shorter than the stem and feature flat blades. Slender Rush also includes sheaths with conspicuous, papery margins.
Slender Rush has a seedhead with separated flowers. The leaves at the top of the stem are longer than the seedhead. This weed fruits in summer.
Slender Rush Control -
Slender Rush can be found in many parts of North America and will sometimes invade lawn areas. Weed control treatments are not particularly effective in controlling this weed, and cultural control methods such as manual removal are recommended.
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