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 wetlands 1

Flower Description:

Tepals resemble a glume 1


Tufted perennial rush with culms to 120 cm high 1

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 tepals 1


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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