Juncus squarrosus   Heath Rush CC DD N

Juncus squarrosus

Whatever path you take to the top of the mountain you climb you're unlikely to avoid seeing this upland rush somewhere along the way as longs as the soil is acidic or neutral. It is quite spiky looking and very dark in fruit and, as rushes go, not unattractive.

As J. squarrosus is a plant of the uplands, it is not so often found in central and south eastern England or central Ireland. It is common everywhere else in the British Isles and Ireland.

By path to Cwm Idwal 7th June 2005

Added on November 4th 2005, updated 14th February 2010, updated 13th April 2010

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