Small-flower Rush - introduced (*Juncus pallescens)

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Other rushes.

Other names: specimens of these plants were previously identified as Juncus microcephalus.

Family: Juncaceae (Rush family).

Occurrence: Uncommon.


  • Juncus pallescens has hollow onion-like leaves, the leaves have internal divisions giving a knobby appearance and feel
  • the flower clusters are dark coloured and less than 1 cm wide
  • the seed cases are shorter than the petals so the flower clusters have a slightly jagged appearance
  • there may be many or just a few flowers in a cluster.
  • It is an environmental weed.

    Photo both: Small-flowered Rush. Epsom.