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Soft Rush

Juncus effusus

Plant Data

Order:
Poales
Family:
Juncaceae (Rush)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Tight clusters of tiny greenish-brown flowers, one cluster per stem near to the top.
Fruit:
An oval capsule containing numerous seeds.
Leaves:
Thin, linear, wire-like leaves, tapering to a point with the flowers/fruit near the top.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Research has shown that young shoots are possibly edible but rushes are normally regarded as being poisonous so caution is advised.
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:
Bog Rush, Common Rush, Lamp Rush, Swamp Grass.
Habitats:
Bogs, ditches, fens, floodplains, grassland, heathland, marshes, meadows, moorland, saltmarshes, seaside, swamps, wasteland, waterside, wetland, woodland.