Juncus ingens

Giant Rush

Tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Male & female flowers on separate plants. Erect dull green stems to 10mm diam. with crowded ridges. Pith open, or dense at base.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyMiddle storey
  • Size2-5 m high
  • Plant groupingAquatic & Semi aquatic
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to a pale to dark brown basal sheath to 40 cm long.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured
  • Flowering timeDecember to April
  • FlowersLarge, loose many-flowered flowerhead, flowers scattered along branches; 6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 50 cm. Capsules light brown, as long or longer than flowers.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsWet or waterlogged soils and shallow water beside or in the margins of billabongs. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useWet areas and pond edges.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from the Yarra Flats. More common along the Murray River.
Photographer/s: Peter Kinchington ©

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