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Juncus subsecundus

Finger Rush

Tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect wiry, grey to bluish-green stems to 2.5mm diam. with strongly raised ridges. Pith interrupted with variable air spaces.

Additional information

  • FamilyJuncaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size0.5-1 m x 0.5-1 m
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to a tight basal sheath to 12 cm long, pale brown towards the base.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersSmall branched flowerheads. Scattered or clustered flowers; 3-6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 22 cm. Capsules light with golden brown top, as long or longer than flowers.
  • Bird attractingSeeds
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils of riparian forests and drainage lines. Full sun, semi shade
  • Garden useMoist areas within the garden, tolerating drying out for a short time.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusLocally scattered within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 3, 4, 5 Peter Kinchington ©; 2 Swee Oon ©

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