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Wood Club-rush

Scirpus sylvaticus

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.
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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Poales
Family:
Cyperaceae (Sedge)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual or Perennial
Maximum Size:
120 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Ditches, fens, marshes, riversides, wetland, woodland.

Flower:
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Brown, no petals
 
Brown, ovate spikelets with olive green glumes. Wind pollinated.
Fruit:
A brown, 3-sided nutlet.
Leaves:
Patch-forming with triangular, leafy stems. The leaves are long, broad, flat and rough-edged.
Frequency (UK):
Occasionally seen  
Distribution Map

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