Bulbous Rush - Juncus bulbosus

    Alt Name
    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

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    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.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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