Basket Rush is native on the Escondido Nursery Site. It forms large thickets in the creeks fed by avocado irrigation water. It was named basket rush because it was first found on the Basket Ranch in Utah. It is very ornamental and showy. Use as a barrier planting, bank stabilizer, a stop- them -in -their- tracks entrance planting. (It will fill in a 5 ft. flower bed and be 10 ft . Wide and 6 ft. tall.) In San Diego county it is not common, in the LA basin area and surrounding mountains it is much more common. At the two spots I have seen it, it was surrounded by poison oak, and under Sycamores and Coast Live Oaks. The native Americans used it in basketry.
We've used it in a horse trough for a fish pond.
Juncus textilis tolerates sand, clay and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Juncus textilis has color green and is stressdeciduous.
Flower of Juncus textilis has color yellow.
Communities for Juncus textilis:Riparian (rivers & creeks).