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Juncus inflexus - L.

Common Name Hard Rush, European meadow rush
Family Juncaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards The plant is reported to be toxic to mammals[240]. It causes irritation of the stomach and diarrhoea, followed by nervousness and progressive blindness; the animal may die of cerebral haemorrhage, preceded by convulsions[240].
Habitats Damp pastures, especially on heavy basic or neutral soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to N. Africa, the Himalayas and Monglia.
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Juncus inflexus Hard Rush, European meadow rush


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Juncus inflexus Hard Rush, European meadow rush
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

 
Juncus inflexus is a PERENNIAL.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from June to August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.
Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

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Synonyms

J. glaucus. Sibth.

Habitats

 Meadow; Pond; Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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FOOD FOREST PLANTS

Other Uses

Basketry  Thatching  Weaving

The stems are used in basket making, thatching, weaving mats etc[46, 61].

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a moist soil, bog garden or shallow water[1, 200]. Prefers a heavy soil in sun or light shade[200].

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Propagation

Seed - surface sow in pots in a cold frame in early spring and keep the compost moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently, otherwise in late spring of the following year. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Juncus acutusSharp Rush, Spiny rush, Leopold's rushPerennial1.5 0-0  LMHSNMWeWa00 
Juncus balticusBaltic RushPerennial1.0 3-7 FMHSNMWeWa10 
Juncus conglomeratusCommon rushPerennial1.5 0-0  MHSNMWeWa00 
Juncus dudleyiDudley's RushPerennial0.2 -  MHSNMWe00 
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rushPerennial1.5 4-8  LMHSNMWeWa120
Juncus procerus Perennial0.0 -  MHSNMWeWa00 
Juncus tenuisPoverty RushPerennial0.3 0-0  MHSNMWe010

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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Readers comment

James Cameron   Mon May 16 18:31:14 2005

has Symbotic relationship with fungus- Myccoriza. and Aerochyma which allow O2 to be brought in from above surface, which allows growth in anaerobic conditions Hopw this is of some use.

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