Chondrilla juncea

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Rush Skeletonweed

Chondrilla juncea L.
  • ANPC Rank –
  • Moss, Flora of Alberta – No
  • Global Invasive Species Database –
  • NatureServe Rank – Medium/Insignificant - appears to have limited, but measurable, impact in native species habitats; generally restricted to disturbed areas
  • Haber, Upland – No
  • Haber, Wetland – No
  • CWF, Status & Invasive Range –
  • Alberta Revegetation Guidelines – No
  • The Nature Conservancy –
  • CBCN –
  • AB Weed – Prohibited Noxious


Rush skeletonweed should not be confused with rush skeletonplant (Lygodesmia juncea), which is native to Alberta.

Rush skeletonplant lacks a winter rosette, grows only 4 to 16 inches (10-40 cm) tall, and has pink (rarely white) flowers

Chondrilla juncea L. - rush skeletonweed USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. Vol. 3: 314.
Chondrilla juncea along the Snake River in Idaho, USA. Photo by Randy Krichbaum (


Map references

sample: Map data for T. ramosissima