L., Sp. Pl. 326 (1753).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Soft rush.
Perennial; stems arising from a rhizome, 30-150 cm high, 1.5-3.5 mm diam., a bright- to yellowish-green, soft, with a continuous pith; stem striations fine, 30-55; leaf-blades 0.
inflorescence a lateral lax or condensed and rounded panicle with ascending and deflexed branches; perianth 1.5-2.5 mm long, segments narrow, acute.
Capsule shorter than or equal to the perianth, broadly ovoid, slightly retuse.
Ross-Craig (1973) Drawings Brit. Pl. 30:9.
S.Aust.: FR, SL. N.S.W.; Vic.; Tas. New Zealand; widespread in Eurasia and North America, scattered in Africa and South America.
Flowering time: recorded in Jan. and March.
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