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of Common Weeds
|Botanical Name:||Juncus sarophorus|
|Common Name:||Broom Rush , fan-flowered rush|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Rush / Sedge, Grass Like / Strappy, Bird Attracting, Aquatic|
Wet, Boggy, Poorly Drained, Aquatic
|0.6-1.8 m x 0.5-1 m|
|Foliage:||Leaves reduced to a basal sheath to 30 cm long, dark brown to reddish brown towards the base.|
|Flowers:||Dense fan-shaped flowerhead with flowers scattered along many branches; 3 stamens. Main bract continues above flowers for 40 cm. Capsules pale brown with darker tips, shorter than or equal to flowers. November-March|
A dense tussock-forming perennial of wet areas, and somewhat weedy, its stems reach 2 m long but droop so that the plant overall is closer to 1 m tall. Tufted rush spreading from underground stems. Erect bluish-green stems to 4mm diam. with strongly raised, spaced ridges. Pith white, interrupted with small air spaces. Plant in or beside water areas. Frog habitat, birds like the seeds.