Common Club-rush - Schoenoplectus lacustris
Tall to 300 cm with creeping rhizomes bearing stout rounded green stems. Inflorescence is a loose cluster of branches bearing clusters of red/brown spikelets, sometimes as dense heads.
By freshwater rivers, lakes and ponds.
June to August.
Widespread and fairly common in suitable locations but more common in central and southern England than elsewhere in Britain.
Fairly frequent in suitable locations in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 94 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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