Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

New Jersey Rush (Juncus caesariensis)

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Special Concern



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Quick Facts:
  • Atlantic Coastal Plain plant
  • In Canada, only located in NS
  • Globally rare with NS supporting over 50% of the worlds population
  • In NS, known from 16 bogs and fens
  • Locally abundant in some sites  

  • Threats include land use activities that disrupt the integrity of the bog edges

Status Overview:
An Atlantic Coastal Plain species in Canada known only from sixteen bogs and fens in south eastern Cape Breton. The species grows on the edge of bogs and fens. It is locally abundant in some sites and Nova Scotia supports over fifty percent of the world's population. Land use activities that disrupt the integrity of the edge of these bogs could compromise the survival of this species.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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