Juncus tenuis (Juncaceae)
Native to the entire US and most of Canada, this is an extremely adaptable and tenacious plant. Enjoys wet areas but can grow just about anywhere. I was introduced to this plant on the harsh granite balds of the Blue Ridge, where it grows out of cracks in the rock and in the well-trodden paths, hence its common name. Fine, slender leaves of bright green grow into small dense clumps of soft foliage. Spreads by rhizomes and self-seeding, yet is not aggressive; works well beside ponds or streams; very nice in a rock garden. Invaluable as a groundcover in sun or shade, or as a stepable substitute for turf grass in walking paths or between paving stones.
Bloom color: none
Bloom period: none / insignificant
Container size: Qt.