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Botanical Name:Juncus subsecundus
Common Name:fingered rush , finger rush
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Clay, Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
0.5-1 m x 0.5-1 m
Foliage:Leaves reduced to a tight basal sheath to 12 cm long, pale brown towards the base.
Flowers:Small straw coloured 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. November-January
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. Moist areas within the garden, tolerating drying out for a short time. Frog Habitat, birds like the seeds.

  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. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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