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Plant Form: Tussock-forming perennial rush.
Size: Up to 2 m tall.
Stem: Continuous, dense, uninterrupted pith. Are also leaves.
Leaves: Long and narrow in grouping of 2-5 from stem (which is also leaf) giving plant a hemisphere-like shape.
Flowers: In dense clusters 4-13 cm long. 1-6 flowers per cluster, 5-50 clusters per flowerhead. Greenish or reddish brown.
Fruit and Seeds: Brownish capsule, darker in upper surfaces, 4-6 mm long, oval to egg shaped, with pointed tip. Each contains many seeds.
Habitat: Roadsides, gullies, pastures, riparian areas.
Distinguishing Features: Generally with more pointed stems and leaves than other Juncus species, and typically forms a tighter, more hemisphere-shaped tussock.