Compact Rush - Juncus conglomeratus

    Description

    An erect plant with a grey green matt looking stem bearing 12 to 30 strong longitudinal ridges. Inflorescence always compact and dark red brown.

    Habitat

    Damp grassland, marshes, bogs and wet open woods.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly common throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 278 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map