Juncus kraussii
Sea Rush

Uses: Good perennial rush for stabilizing estuary banks, around salt marshes and riparian zones adjoining developed areas, such as urban, recreational and industrial sites.
Cultural uses: Indigenous peoples used the stem and leaves for fibre to make string, fishing line, woven rugs and baskets.
Appropriate in biofiltration systems and raingardens.

This plant is indigenous to the following botanical regions of South Australia.

:LE: Lake Eyre      
:GT: Gairdner-Torrens   
:FR: Flinders Rangers  
:EA: Eastern   
:EP: Eyre Peninsula
:NL: Northern Lofty
:MU: Murray
:YP: Yorke Peninsula
:SL: Southern Lofty
:KI: Kangaroo Island
:SE: South Eastern
For detail on these regions refer to the user guide.

  • Height 0.6-1m
  • Spread 0.5-1.5m
  • Position
    • position-fullsun Full Sun
  • Family Juncaceae
  • Botanical Name Juncus kraussii
  • Common Name Sea Rush
  • Origin SA, Vic, NSW, WA, Tas, Qld
  • Habit Clumping,
  • Landscape Hills, Footslopes, Plains, Watercourse
  • Soil Texture Clay, Loam, Sand
  • pH Acidic, Alkaline, Neutral
  • Tolerates Drought, Moderate frost
  • Supplementary Watering Minimal
  • Flower Colour Brown
  • Flowering Time Spring, Summer
  • Flower Type Clusters
  • Purpose Habitat, Ornamental
  • Evergreen/Deciduous Evergreen
  • Form Grass Sedge or Flax
  • Indigenous to the Adelaide Region