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Juncus krausii

sea rush

Rhizomatous perennial tussock grass inhabiting salt marshes and the edges of estuaries and other brackish or saltwater bodies.
originAll states.
cultural notesA hardy plant that prefers a sunny position in saline soils. Can be slow to recover after disturbance.
toleratessalt tolerant.
flowering seasonMost flowers will occur from November to March, but will commonly set some flowers year round.
flower colourDark brown to reddish-brown. Flowers occur in panicles at the same height or slightly above the foliage.
foliage colourDark green to golden brown sharp pointed leaves.
widthup to 2m
heightup to 1.5m
plant spacing50cm apart
recommended usesA good pioneer regeneration species. Useful for stabilising banks in salt areas.

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