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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Juncus pauciflorus
Common Name:dwarf rush , loose-flower rush
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting
Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy
1 m x 60 cm
Foliage:Leaves reduced to a tight basal sheath to 15 cm long, dark brown to reddish-brown towards the base,
Flowers:Reddish flowers, December-March. Loose flowerhead of widely spaced flowers on drooping branchlets; 6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 40 cm. Capsules reddish- to golden-brown, longer than flower.
Tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems to form arching clump. Lax shiny bright green stems to 2mm diam. with slightly raised ridges. Pith white, cobwebby, continuous. A delicate rush for damp gardens and beside water areas. Tolerates dryness once established.

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

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