Juncus alexandri ssp. alexandri


Densely to loosely tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect stems light to dark green to 4mm diam. with raised ridges. Pith white, very dense, continuous.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size55-170 cm high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to a basal sheath, brown to reddish brown towards the base, to 25 cm long.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured
  • Flowering timeDecember to February
  • FlowersFlowerhead spreading with scattered or clustered flowers. Main bract continues above flowers to 13 cm long. 3 stamens. Capsules golden brown, as long or longer than flower.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soil in mountain forests and rainforests. Semi shade.
  • Garden useWet areas and pond edges.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
  • Related speciesJuncus gregiflorus may be confused with this species but can be distinguished by the pith which has some gaps and is softer. The main bract is longer and the capsule is darker.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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