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Jointed Rush

Juncus articulatus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Greenish-brown with the outer tepals only being sharply pointed.
Fruit:
A dark brown capsule with 3 sections that tapers into a point, up to 4mm long. Wrinkled. Contains many oval, brown seeds.
Leaves:
Wire-like, cylindrical, unbranched and smooth stems.
Maximum Size:
80cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Rushes are 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:
Jointleaf Rush.
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, grassland, marshes, meadows, moorland, mud, mudflats, riverbanks, water, wetland.