Juncus textilis Juncus textilis
  Above:  Luiseno Native American Artist, Lydia Vassar, of the Paa'ila (water turtle) Weaving Circle teaches traditional basket weaving to several local youth and elder programs in San Diego and Riverside County Native American Communities.
Common Name Basket Rush
Latin Name Juncus textilis
Native Habitat Riparian, banks of rivers, streams, and ponds
Soil Moist soil
Water Regular
Height X Width Up to 5 feet tall
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen
Garden Suitability Ethnobotanical
Ornamental Value None
Nature Value ?
Native American Uses Important basketry material
    Images and data http://www.calflora.org/cgi-bin/species_query.cgi?where-calrecnum=4497
    Images and data http://www.kumeyaay.info/southern_calif_indigenous_plants.html?http%3A//www.kumeyaay.info/california_native_plants/native_california_juncus.html
    Images and data http://indianrocknativegarden.blogspot.com/2008/02/juncus-textilis.html
    Images and data http://deborahsmall.wordpress.com/2009/10/18/gathering-juncus-2/
    Images, nursery, and data http://www.laspilitas.com/nature-of-california/plants/juncus-textilis
    Distribution http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=JUTE2