Erect, clump-forming leafless rush < 1.2 m tall. Stems are soft, dark green-yellow, shiny, smooth, easily broken and taper from a broad base. Pith is spongy. Flowers are small, pale brown-green and borne in branched flowerhead. Seed capsules are shiny, flattened and pale brown.
Although soft rush is not a legally declared pest plant, it may still be invasive in some situations. Consider lower risk alternatives for your garden, such as native plants.
Wet habitats, riparian margins, wetland, pasture, ditches.
Seeds dispersed by water and animals. Human-mediated dispersal through movement of contaminated soil and machinery.
May outcompete and displace native plants.
Follow up treated areas 3 times per year. Encourage natural regeneration of native plants or replant treated areas where possible after 2-3 treatments to establish dense ground cover and minimise reinvasion.
CAUTION: When using any herbicide or pesticide please read the label thoroughly to ensure that all instructions and safety requirements are followed.