Irish wildflowers

Flowering-rush, Butomus umbellatus
Photographs: Carraigh-on-Suir

Flowering Rush
Butomus umbellatus
Luachair dhearg
Family: Butomaceae

Flowering July - September. Perennial. Native.

Terminal umbels of long-stalked, rosy-pink flowers with three petals, the sepals smaller than petals. Twisted linear, three-angled leaves growing from base of plant, +/- same length as flower stems. Hairless, erect plant, height to 150cm.

Occasional in still or slow-moving lakes, rivers or canals.

Thank you to Brian White for this addition to the website.


      Flowering Rush, Butomus umbellatus
Flowering Rush. August 2010. Photographs ©Brian White

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