Plants of the Castlemaine District

Field Rush - native (Luzula meridionalis)


Family: Juncaceae (Rush family).


Occurrence: Common and widespread in heathy dry forests.

Luzula and Juncus are the two groups making up the Rush Family. Luzula differs from Juncus in that field rushes

There are three varieties that occur in the Castlemaine area.

Photos: The variety was not recorded at the time of photographing. Photo 2 has capsules longer than the petals-sepals, and so is var. meridionalis. In photo 3, the caspule does not exceeed the petals-sepals and so is variety densiflora. All: Castlemaine.