Juncus pallidus

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Juncus pallidus
Juncus pallidus - McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Gardens - DSC03006.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Juncaceae
Genus: Juncus
Species: J. pallidus
Binomial name
Juncus pallidus

Juncus pallidus, commonly known as the great soft-rush[1] or pale rush,[2] is a species of rush that is native to southern Australia. It is a vigorous, tufted, tussock-forming, rhizomatous perennial herb with culms growing to 70–135 cm in height. The inflorescence, which is 25–185 mm long, contains many straw coloured flowers, each with six floral segments. It is usually found in moist, nutrient-poor soils subject to periodic flooding, such as fresh and brackish waterways, including swamps, creek banks, lake edges and sand seeps.



  1. ^ "BSBI List 2007". Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-01-25. Retrieved 2014-10-17. 
  2. ^ "Juncus pallidus". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Wilson, K.L.; Johnson, L.A.S.; Bankoff, P. "Juncus pallidus". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved 2012-06-25. 
  4. ^ Longmore, Sue; Smithyman, Steve; Crawley, Matt (2010). Inland Plants of the Bellarine Peninsula. Bellarine Catchment Network. 
  5. ^ "Juncus pallidus Pale Rush" (PDF). Juncaceae. Avon Catchment Council, Western Australia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-06-25.