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of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Juncus amabilis|
|Common Name:||Hollow Rush|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
|0.2-1.2 m x 0.2-0.5 m|
|Foliage:||Leaves reduced to a tight or loose sheath to 22 cm long, dark brown to reddish brown towards the base.|
|Flowers:||Green, red-tinged, November-February. Flowers in one or more close or scattered roundish clusters; 3 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 40 cm. Capsules reddish-brown, as long or longer than flower.|
Densely tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect stems dull greyish-green to 2.5mm diam. with fine, raised & crowded ridges, split easily. Pith white, very open with large air space
Wet areas and pond and dam edges. Tolerates dryness in summer once established. Frog habitat.