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Juncus amabilis

Hollow Rush

Densely tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect stems dull greyish-green to 2.5mm diam. with fine, raised & crowded ridges, split easily. Pith white, very open with large air spaces.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.2 -1.2 m x 0.2-0.5 m
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to a tight or loose sheath to 22 cm long, dark brown to reddish brown towards the base.
  • Flower colourGreen, red-tinged
  • Flowering timeNovember to February
  • FlowersFlowers in one or more close or scattered roundish clusters; 3 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 40 cm. Capsules reddish-brown, as long or longer than flower.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsSeasonally moist to inundated soils, tolerating drying out in summer. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useWet areas and pond and dam edges. Excellent habitat plant.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Richard Hartland ©; 2, 3, 6 Marilyn Bull ©; 4, 5 Peter Kinchington ©

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