Juncus kraussii

Common name: 

Sea Rush

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wimmera, Wannon, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (CDEJKNPTWXZ) all States

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

Saline and brackish wetlands1

Flower description:

Tepals resemble a glume1


Tufted perennial rush with culms to 120 cm high1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Only Juncus kraussii subsp. australiensis is found in the Prom. Culms are dark green with a dense, uninterrupted pith. Capsules are 2.5-3 mm long and are slightly shorter than tepals1

Image of Juncus kraussii
Image of Juncus kraussii
Image of Juncus kraussii
Conservation status:

Not threatened


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