Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Rushes, Wood-rushes

Juncus squarrosus

Heath Rush
Juncus squarrosus
Luachair chaoráin
Family: Juncaceae

Flowering June-July. Perennial. Native.

Basal rosette-like tufts of many short, stiff, grooved leaves.
Terminal clusters of flowers on stiff, leafless stems, 10-35cm.
Small silvery-brown flowers, over-topping leaf-like bracts.
Egg-shaped fruit with small point at tip, shorter than sepals.

Acidic ground, wet, peaty heaths and moors. Very frequent
in upland and mountain districts of SW, W and NW Ireland.


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