Rhizomatous rush to 60 cm tall forming small clumps. Small fawn or pinkish leaves to 12 cm long at the base of the plant, tightly sheathing the stems.
Wiry ridged blue-green stems with fewer (c. 20) coarser ridges.
Perennial. Occurs in drier environments than many rushes at a range of elevations from sea-level to the alpine zone. Introduced NZ.
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 species and hybridises with at least nine other species.