Schrank, Baiersche Fl. 1:616 (1789).
Synonymy: Not Applicable
Common name: Blunt-flowered rush (in Britain).
Perennial; stems arising from a rhizome, rather soft, 50-120 cm high, bright-green, hollow with several longitudinal tubes and incomplete transverse sepia; leaves similar to the stems.
inflorescence compound, of many heads of 3-12 flowers; flowers pale-coloured at first, but darkening later; perianth 2-2.5 mm long, obtuse; stamens 6.
capsule pale-brown, broadly ovoid, acuminate. (Description from Clapham, Turin & Warburg (1962) Fl. Brit. Isles 990).
Ross-Craig (1973) Drawings Brit. Pl. 30:14.
S.Aust.: SL, SE. Introduced in New Zealand; native to Europe, North Africa and North America.
Flowering time: Jan.
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