Bulbous Rush - Juncus bulbosus

Alternative names
Juncus kochii

A small, variable and often grass like plant, it is frequently viviparous with new plants growing out from the main plant instead of flowers.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

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Wet ground including bog, woodland and heath.

When to see it

Flowers between June and September.

Life History


UK Status

Widespread in much of Britain.

VC55 Status

Local - Leicestershire records are almost entirely confined to Charnwood Forest and north west Leicestershire. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 26 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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