Juncus articulatus

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Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions (BCDEGHJKLMNPQRSTUVWXYZ) naturalised all States except NT

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Creeks, rivers, swamps, irrigated channels, soakage areas1

Flower description:

Tepals resemble a glume1


Rhizomatous perennial rush to 50 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species forms red-tinged tufts or swards. Culms have conspicuous transverse septa. Tepal midribs are green and become reddish-brown with a pale margin1

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1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria