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Sea Rush

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Kevin Sparrow
Juncus kraussii subsp. australiensis

A perennial rush with dark green cylindrical pointed leaves and stems which produce dark brown flower clusters at the tips. This rush is used stabilise soil particularly in estuary banks and riparian zones, and is suitable in areas that are consistently wet, biofiltration systems and raingardens. It favours a damp environment and is able to grow in a range of soils.

Type: 
Sedge/Rush
Height: 
0.5 - 1m
1 - 2m
Maintenance: 
Low
Flowering Time: 
Summer
Spring
Light: 
Sun
Part Shade
Water Requirement: 
Medium
Tolerates: 
Heavy and Clay soil
Sandy Soil
Lime / Alkaline Soil
Full Coastal Exposure
Some Coastal Exposure
Dry conditions
Acidic Soils
Biodiversity Benefits: 
Lizard Habitat
Plant Origin: 
Local Native
Natural Occurence: 
Vic/NSW/Qld/SA/Tas/WA

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