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Is this juncus/rush?

ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 285
This appeared in the garden a year or so ago and I haven't figured out what it is. Google thinks it is juncus or soft rush. As far as I know it didn't flower last year and my garden is not particularly waterlogged, which I thought was necessary for rushes.


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  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 30
    Yes, Soft Rush.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,402
    I agree ... soft rush ... doesn’t need water ... it’s happy with ‘damp’ and can cope with quite long spells of ‘dry’ from time to time. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Often found growing in neglected pots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ManderMander GatesheadPosts: 285
    Often found growing in neglected pots.
    Well it was under an unloved tree in a neglected garden, so it makes sense. I am thinking about digging it up and putting it in a planter or maybe the little raised bed area. 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,402
    Mander said:
    Often found growing in neglected pots.
    Well it was under an unloved tree in a neglected garden, so it makes sense. I am thinking about digging it up and putting it in a planter or maybe the little raised bed area. 
    It’s pretty invasive ... and can grow quite big pretty fast if it’s happy. To be honest I think it’s a lovely plant for damp riversides, village greens and commons ... I wouldn’t invite it into my garden unless my garden was several acres and had room for large wildlife wilderness area. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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