Juncus revolutus

Common Name:

Creeping Rush



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EJKNPTWZ) also NSW, Tas
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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Damp saline or subsaline environments 1

Flower Description:

Tepals resemble a glume 1


Long-rhizomatous perennial with culms to 28 cm high 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has a creeping rhizomatous habit and is found in saline coastal environments. The outer tepals are strongly incurved with sharply pointed tips 1


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Conservation status:

Rare in Victoria


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