Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Rushes, Wood-rushes

Juncus acutus

Sharp Rush
Juncus acutus
Luachair bhiorach
Family: Juncaceae

Flowering June-July. Perennial. Native.

Tall tussock-forming rush with stout stems. To 150cm.
Stems tapering to stout spine with very sharp point. Large compact clusters of dark-brown flowers. Sepals approximately half the length of the large brown fruit.

Rare. Found on sandy or muddy seashores on E, S and SW coasts.

Similar: Sea Rush, J. maritimus. Very frequent on all coasts.
Smaller, flowering later. Sepals only slightly shorter than fruit.


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