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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Juncus gregiflorus
Common Name:green rush
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting
Partial Shade
Moist, Wet
0.4-1.7 m x 0.6-1.5 m
Foliage:Leaves reduced to a sheath to 28 cm long, brown to reddish brown towards the base.
Flowers:Straw colored, November-March. Clusters of flowers separated by bare branchlets; 3 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 30 cm. Capsules reddish-brown, flattened on top, as long or longer than flower.
Densely tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Shiny erect bright green stems to 3mm diam. with raised ridges. Pith white, open, usually with large air spaces. Frog habitat. Wet areas and pond and dam walls.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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