Juncus remotiflorus

Diffuse Rush

Loosely tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect grey to blue-green stems to 3mm diam., waxy or reddish tinged, with crowded ridges. Pith white, interrupted, large air spaces.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size30-90 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to a basal sheath to 13 cm long, pale to medium brown towards the base, sometimes pinkish tinge towards the tip.
  • Flower colourPale brown
  • Flowering timeNovember to January
  • FlowersOpen flowerhead with flowers widely scattered along erect to curved branches; 3-6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 30 cm. Capsules pale brown with golden-brown tips, variable length.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsDrier soils than most Juncus spp. in temporary watercourses which are generally dry, in dry forests. Semi shade.
  • Garden useA bluish rush suitable for rockeries and drier sites. Could provide an upright form amongst cottage plants.
  • Commercially availableNo information available
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from very few local sites where it is uncommon. More common in central Victoria.
Photographer/s: Russell Best, NatureShare ©

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