Help needed to ID plant

Can anyone tell me what this is? 

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 Is is friend or foe?  I didn't buy it, but might have been given it.  I also found some growing out of my path today a lot further up the garden.  It might be good in for a container display for a bit of height at the back.  But if it's a self-seeding, thuggish invader then I'll just get rid.  Grateful for any ideas.

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    Realised last pic was a bit small so here's a larger version, sorry it's on it's side.

  • auntie bettyauntie betty Posts: 208

    Sorry, can't tell from pic. Need close-up. You may just have to wait and see what it does come Aug/Sep - traditionally when grassy things show their hand and flower.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    DaisyHC, I can't enlarge it.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 592

    Is the stem round, cylindrical rather than flat ...as in a blade of grass?

    It looks like a rush... possibly Juncus effusus.

     

     

    http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/juncaceae/juncus-effusus.htm

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus_effusus

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • PeeteyPeetey Posts: 4

    I can't enlarge the photo (all i get is HTML code for some reason) but it looks like a 'marsh grass'

    I get it popping up here and there, it doesn't appear to 'do' anything other than remain as it is, and when it forms a big clump it's difficult to shift, so I get rid of it when I see it coming up

    good luck!

  • Hmm that could be it.  The stems are cylindrical.  I'll chuck it then.  Back to planting proper plants!  Thanks very much Peetey image

  • PeeteyPeetey Posts: 4

    You're welcome

    I left a clump many yrs ago as i thought it may turn out to be nice - it didn't, and took ages to clear it.

    You've made the right choice!

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