Sharp-flowered Rush - Juncus acutiflorus
Plant with far creeping rhizomes. It is erect and patch-forming the stems from 30 to 100 cm each with 2 to 4 rounded leaves which have conspicuous cross partitions only. Inflorescence rarely diverging at more than 90 degrees from stem with red or chestnut brown perianth segments lanceolate and sharp pointed.
Jointed Rush is similar but grows with curved stems, compared to the straight stems of Sharp-flowered Rush.
The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification
Wet meadows and marshy places.
July to September.
Frequent throughout Britain.
Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 116 of the 617 tetrads.
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