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Hard Rush

Juncus inflexus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Brown, 6 petals
 
Tight clusters of tiny brown flowers, one cluster per stem near to the top.
Fruit:
A capsule, containing at least 3 seeds.
Leaves:
Flat, long and wiry, tubular leaves. The leaves are thinner and tougher than the other rush species. The leaves are also more bluish-grey.
Maximum Size:
120 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Blue Arrow Rush, Blue Rush, European Meadow Rush, Incurved Rush.
Frequency (UK):
Common
Habitats:
Ditches, grassland, marshes, meadows, moorland, mountains, ponds, wasteland, waterside, wetland.