Blunt-flowered Rush - Juncus subnodulosus

Description

It has far creeping rhizomes that produce extensive patches, with erect, soft bright green smooth stems. Each stem has 1 or 2 long leaves which are round and hollow with both longitudinal and cross partitions, whilst the stems have cross partitions only. Inflorescence stiff, forming an open, rounded, repeatedly branched head of many long stalked forking flower clusters. Where the image has not received expert verification, which is necessary to be certain of accuracy in this species, it is highlighted with a red box. For that reason it is only claimed as likely to be this species.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Wet meadows and marshy places.

When to see it

July and August.

Life History

Perennial.

UK Status

Occasional and local in England and Wales becoming very scarce in parts of Scotland.

VC55 Status

Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 19 of the 617 tetrads.

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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