F. Muell. ex Benth., Fl. Aust. 7:128 (1878).
Synonymy: J. plebeius sensu J. Black, Fl. S. Aust. 182 (1943).
Common name: Wiry rush.
Small slender perennial; stems c. 3-15 cm high, the base covered with the fibrous remains of old leaf-sheaths; leaves mostly basal, filiform, solid, dorsi-ventrally flattened, channelled above, shorter or longer than the stems which are erect and simple; leaf-base auricles about as long as wide; leafy bracts 2, 1 usually much longer than the inflorescence which is a few-flowered cyme.
Flowers 2-6 in clusters, divaricate, rarely solitary, subsessile, the clusters usually 1 in the central fork and 1 at the end of usually 2 short more or less recurved branches.
Perianth-segments acuminate, the outer c. 6 mm long, the inner one shorter and the oblong capsule shorter still; seeds ovoid-oblong, tailless.
Grows in wet grassland.
S.Aust.: FR, NL, MU, SL, SE. All mainland States except the N.T.
Flowering time: mainly in summer.
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