Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Rushes, Wood-rushes

Juncus inflexus

Hard Rush
Juncus inflexus
Luachair chrua
Family: Juncaceae

Flowering June-August. Perennial. Native.

Large clumps of wiry, strongly ridged bluish-green stems, to 90cm. Interupted pith. Loosely branched flowerheads, appearing lateral, over-topped by bract. Pointed dark-chestnut seed capsule, more/less as long as perianth.

Damp or wet base-rich habitats, often found on heavy clay soils. Wet fields, ditches, roadsides.

Hybrids occur with Soft Rush, J. effusus: Juncus x diffusus.


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