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Juncus flavidus

Rush

Tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect dull yellow-green to blue-green stems to 5.5mm diam. with crowded barely raised ridges. Pith open to close, air spaces variable.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.4-1.2 m x 0.2-1 m
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to loose basal sheaths to 30 cm long, reddish-brown to dark brown towards the base.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured
  • Flowering timeNovember to May
  • FlowersFlowers scattered or clustered; 3-6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 30 cm. Capsules straw-coloured with golden-brown tip, shorter than or equal to flowers.
  • Bird attractingSeeds, insects
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist to wet soils of depressions and drains, tolerating drier conditions in summer. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useWet areas and pond edges.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, 4 Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Peter Kinchington ©

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