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Frog Rush

Juncus ranarius

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
10 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Marshes, saltmarshes, seaside, waterside.

Flower:
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Brown, 6 petals
 
The flowers appear singularly inside loose, forked clusters. The 3 perianth leaves of the flowers are characteristically longer than the inner 3. Similar in appearance to Toad Rush (Juncus bufonius) but the broader outer tepals have a pale, membranous margin.
Fruit:
A light brown, oblong capsule. The fruits are in smaller clusters than those of Toad Rush.
Leaves:
A densely tufted annual flower with slender, cylindrical leaves. It usually appears in the form of a prostrate basal rosette, rarely growing no more than 5cm in height.
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