Capitate Rush

Capitate Rush

Juncus capitatus


Short-lived annual. Occurs in a range of vegetation types, usually in open areas which are permanently or seasonally damp.


Details Description
Type
Graminoid
Group
Rush
Identifying Characteristics

Dwarf tufted, grass-like rush to 15 cm, but usually under 10 cm, often tinged red. The inflorescence is a single flowered cluster. Flowers September-December. Seeds are shed mostly November-March.

Distinctive Features

Tufted and grass-like.

Life Form Group
Graminoid
Life Form Codes
Medium to Tiny Non-tufted Graminoid (MNG)
EVC types
EVC 132_61: Heavier-soils Plains Grassland
EVC 132_62: Lighter-soils Plains Grassland
EVC 132_63: Low-rainfall Plains Grassland
EVC 803: Plains Woodland
Native Status
Introduced
Weed Status Invasiveness
High INVASIVE
Weed Status Impact
Low IMPACT
Taxonomy
Phylum
Charophyta
Class
Equisetopsida
Order
Poales
Family
Juncaceae
Genus
Juncus
Species
capitatus
Native to Eurasia and Africa. Naturalized in all Australian mainland states except Queensland and the Northern Territory. Also found in New Zealand and South America.

Distribution maps indicate current and historic locations where species have been sighted.

Source: Atlas of Living Australia

Endangered Status
DEPI Advisory List
Not listed
FFG Act
Not listed
EPBC Act
Not listed

The conservation status of species is listed within Victoria and Australia.

The Department of Environment and Primary Industry (DEPI) Advisory List consists of non-statutory advisory lists of rare or threatened flora and fauna within Victoria.

The Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act 1988 (FFG Act) lists threatened species in Victoria. Under the Act, an Action Statement is produced for each listed species.

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) is the Australian Government’s key piece of environmental legislation, listing nationally threatened native species and ecological communities.