Baltic rush is a perennial, rhizomatous, wetland plant…Juncus species can tolerate shade and flooded, anoxic soil conditions, at least periodically. They can also tolerate mild to moderate soil salinities and alkaline to calcareous soils. Often these plants are found on drier or seasonally fluctuating wetland sites (for example, desert playas) and can tolerate seasonal drought… Rushes provide the following conservation uses; erosion control, sediment accretion and stabilization, nutrient uptake and transformation, wildlife food and cover, restoration and creation of wetland ecosystems, and wastewater treatment applications. The rhizomatous nature, nitrogen fixation capabilities, dense root system, and phenotypic plasticity to flooding and drought stress provide high soil and slope stabilization capabilities, particularly in areas with flooded soils or fluctuating hydrology.
Juncus balticus – Baltic rush, Arctic rush, Mountain rush