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Three-flowered Rush

Juncus triglumis

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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:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Marshes, mountains, rocks.

Flower:
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Brown, no petals
 
A small, tight, brown, oval flowerhead. The bracts are shorter than the flowers themselves. Two-flowered Rush (Juncus biglumis) is a similar species but has bracts which just about overtop the flowerheads. 6 stamens.
Fruit:
Small brown, pointed nuts, up to 7mm in length. Many-seeded.
Leaves:
A loosely tufted, grass-like perennial with basal leaves up to 10cm (4 inches) long. Stem leaves are absent.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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