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Juncus usitatus

Plant name: Common rush

Plant type: sedges / rushes / wetland plants

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Origin: NSW, QLD, WA, SA, TAS, VIC, ACT

Cultural notes: full sun, boggy conditions, fast growing, long lived, very hardy

Maintenance: may be pruned annually to remove old foliage

Tolerates: inundations and periodic dry periods

Flowering season: spring to autumn

Flower colour: brown branching clustered, 5cm from leaf tip

Foliage colour: dark green with golden brown tinge at base of stems, cylindrical leaves

Height: up to 1m

Water depth: aquatic to 0.25m

Plant spacing: 30cm apart

Recommended uses: great for stabilising dam and river banks, ideal for decorative ponds, provides habitat for water birds

Description: ornamental semi-aquatic rush with attractive summer flowers