Rhizomatous rush forming loose clumps. Hard-stemmed with bluish-grey ridges. Dull stems with spongy pith interrupted by irregular airholes and scales. Flowers clustered at ends of branches. Pale green flowers becoming brown as they dry.
The leaves are reduced to reddish to dark brown loose sheaths, pale at the top, at the base of the stems.
Perennial. Not in the wettest areas along drainagelines, creeklines and rivers, and in grasslands and woodlands.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia
The seed of some Juncus species was possibly eaten as a food source by Aboriginal people, and the stems were used as fibre for string and basket-making, by Aboriginal people.
Very similar in appearance to J. amabalis and J. flavidus. It is also similr to J. gregiflorus but is in more open habitat.This species interbreeds with J. pallidus, J. pauciflorus, J. filiformis, J. bassianus, J. sarophorus, and J. subsecundus.