Juncus balticus

Juncus balticus is a species of rush known by the common name Baltic rush. It is a perennial flowering plant in the family Juncaceae. This plant can reach a height of about 75cm.[1]:937 It is native to maritime areas of northern Britain, the Baltic and Scandinavia where it occurs in dune slacks.[2] It is available from specialist nurseries for landscaping and soil stabilization purposes.

Baltic rush
Juncus balticus - Oslo botanical garden - IMG 8915.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
J. balticus
Binomial name
Juncus balticus
  • Juncus arcticus subsp. balticus (Willd.) Hyl.
  • Juncus arcticus var. balticus (Willd.) Trautv.
  • Juncus balticus f. contractus Neuman
  • Juncus balticus f. laxior Neuman
  • Juncus balticus var. lesueurii Gelert
  • Juncus balticus var. tenuis H.Linb.
  • Juncus balticus subsp. vallicola (Rydb.) Lint
  • Juncus glaucus var. littoralis Wahlenb.

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Stace, C. A. (2010). New Flora of the British Isles (Third ed.). Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521707725.
  2. ^ "Den virtuella floran:Juncus arcticus Willd". Naturhistoriska riksmuseet, Sweden. Retrieved 20 July 2018.