Jointed Rush - Juncus articulatus
Decumbent or prostrate plant with stems that arch upwards from a tufted base. Stems to 80 cm tall with 2 to 7 curved deep green leaves that are all laterally flattened, not round. The leaves have cross partitions only. Inflorescence quite long and open, perianth segments chestnut brown, pointed at the tip but not sharply.
Marshes and wet places.
June to September.
Very common throughout Britain.
Quite common in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 296 of the 617 tetrads.
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