Catalan common name : Jonça. Jonça de cordellar.
Spanish common name : Castañuela. Juncia real. menor o redonda.
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Cabrera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Some regions
Flowering time : May. June. July. August. September. October. November. December.
Life-forms : Geophyte.
Habitat : Fields and cultivated zones.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : A rhizomatous plant with small tubercles in the rhizomes; it colonizes orchards, and also path-sides, even inside towns. The inflorescences are made up of long, flat, brownish-red spikelets, which appear on leaf-stalks which look like radii. The stems are triangular. It is a relatively small plant, up to 40 cm.
Status : Alien species.