Round-fruited Rush - Juncus compressus
A tufted plant with short creeping rhizomes. The leaves are about 1 mm wide, flat and glaucous at the base of and up the stem. Compact, rather rounded heads of brown seed cases cluster on short, strong, green, pith-filled stems to about 30 cm.
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Found in marshes, wet meadows and pastures, often near the sea and sometimes in brackish conditions.
Flowers June and July.
Widespread but local in England.
Local and scattered in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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