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|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.