Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Rushes, Wood-rushes

Juncus tenuis

Slender Rush
Juncus tenuis
Luachair chaol
Family: Juncaceae

Flowering July-August. Perennial. Introduced.

Slender, tufted rush with bracts overtopping flowers. To 40cm.
Flat, grooved leaves are mainly basal. Slender wiry stems.
Loose terminal panicles of greenish flowers, lowest bract is much taller than flowerheads. Egg-shaped fruit, much shorter than tepals.

Damp open damp ground, roadsides, forest paths and tracks.
Introduced, fairly common and increasing.


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