Compact Rush - Juncus conglomeratus


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

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Stems strongly ridged, but less so than hard-rush, and not greyish; inflorescence compact


Damp grassland, marshes, bogs and wet open woods.

When to see it

June to August.

Life History


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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map