R. Br., Prod. Fl. Nov. Holl. 259 (1810).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Branching rush.
Perennial; stems loosely tufted, rooting at the nodes, usually 30-60 cm high, 1-2.5 mm diam.; leaves on stems and basal, the sheaths with 2 obtuse auricles at the summit, numerous, usually shorter than the stems, laterally compressed, 2-5 mm wide, hollow with several longitudinal tubes, the individual tubes transversely septate.
Flowers light-coloured, usually 6-12 in clusters, forming a loose cymose panicle much exceeding the small leafy bract at its base; perianth-segments usually equal, 3-4 mm long, acuminate; stamens 3.
Capsule pale-coloured, long-acute, longer than the perianth.
Grows in damp places.
S.Aust.: MU, SL. All States except the N.T. New Zealand and Asia.
Flowering time: mainly in summer.
SA Distribution Map based
on current data relating to
specimens held in the
State Herbarium of South Australia
Black (1943) confused this species with J. holoschoenus.
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