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Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Juncus planifolius 
Common Name:Broadleaf Rush  , broad-leaved rush  , grass-leaved rush 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting, Aquatic
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
2-50 cm x 10-30 cm
Foliage:Leaves basal, flat to slightly channelled to 40 cm x 1-11 mm, arching, tip pointed; sheaths reddish and wider than leaves.
Flowers:Erect branched brown flowerhead with 1-50 terminal clusters of up to 50 flowers; 3 stamens. Main bract leaf like, shorter than flowerhead. Capsules reddish-brown, as long as flowers. September-February

Tufted annual or shortly-lived perennial rush. Erect bright green leafless stems, longer than the leaves.  An interesting little rush for moist areas and edges of water features. will grow in shallow water.

  1. Whitehorse Council 
  2. Yarra Ranges Council 
  3. NatureMapr, Canberra 
  4. iNaturalist 
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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