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Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Juncus pallidus 
Common Name:Pale Rush  , great soft-rush  , giant rush  , leafless rush 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Insect Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Infertile, Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained
2.3 m x 1 m
Foliage:Leaves reduced to a broad, loose pale green basal sheath to 40 cm, pale to dark brown towards the base
Flowers:Scattered or clustered pale green or brown-straw flowers on erect branched flowerhead; 6 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 35 cm. Capsules golden brown, as long or longer than flowers, December-March

A robust rush for wet areas, pond and dam edges.  Rhizomatous perennial.  Dense tufted perennial rush spreading from underground stems. Erect bluish green to dull green stems to 8mm diam. with lightly raised ridges. Pith white, moderately dense, continuous.

Birds like the seeds and insects it attracts.  Frog habitat.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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