Joint-leaf Rush - native (Juncus holoschoenus)
Family: Juncaceae (Rush family).
Occurrence: It is a common rush, growing at the edge of dams, in swamps and drains.
- Joint-leaf Rush has hollow, onion-like leaves. The leaves have internal transverse partitions, giving the leaves a knobbed appearance
- the branched flower sprays have clusters of brown flowers
- the flower stalks are more or less erect
- the flower clusters are a centimetre or more wide
- the seed cases are about as long as, or longer than the petals.
The upright habit and the relatively large flower clusters separate this rush from the other joint-leaf rushes.
Photos 1: Joint-leaf Rush. Smiths Reef Dam. 2: Young flower cluster is still green-coloured. Chewton.