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Juncus usitatus

common rush

ornamental semi-aquatic rush with attractive summer flowers
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originnsw, qld, wa, sa, tas, vic, act
cultural notesfull sun, boggy conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy
maintenancemay be pruned annually to remove old foliage
toleratesinundations and periodic dry periods
flowering seasonspring to autumn
flower colourbrown branching clustered, 5cm from leaf tip
foliage colourdark green with golden brown tinge at base of stems, cylindrical leaves
heightup to 1m
water depthaquatic to 0.25m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesgreat for stabilising dam and river banks, ideal for decorative ponds, provides habitat for water birds

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