Small tufted rush to 30 cm tall, sometimes stoloniferous. Small flat softly hairy grass-like leaves at the base of the plant.
Annual. Also NZ, Hawaii, southern South America. Introduced in Ireland.
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 variable in form and flower, and similar to Luzula species. It is also similar to J. caespiticius.