Seed heads. Photo: Richard Hartland, Macedon, Vic

Seed heads. Photo: Arthur Chapman, Werribee Gorge State Park, Vic

Seed heads on stems. Photo: Lyn Allison, Melbourne, Vic

Plants. Photo: Richard Hartland, Macedon, Vic

Common Name

Gentle Rush




Perennial rush to 1.2m tall. Leaves reduced to dark sheaths at the base of the flower stems. Flowers small (less than 3mm across) with 6 straw-brown 'petals', in compact or open clusters on the sides of the flower stems. Vulnerable SA.

Description in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 179

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