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Bullrushes

Observed: 10th February 2011 By: George WGeorge W’s reputation in PlantsGeorge W’s reputation in PlantsGeorge W’s reputation in Plants
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Photo 3
Description:

Photos 1 and 2 were taken at Warren Pond, photo 3 was taken at the aptly named Bulrush Pond (also in Epping Forest). Waterfowl seem to like building their nests among these - probably because they are out of sight and out of reach of foxes and people etc.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Great Reedmace (Typha latifolia) interacts

Comments

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Bulrush or Reedmace

I have been told that greater reedmace started to be called bulrush after a Pre-Raphaelite painting depicting Moses being left in the bulrushes became popular. Before this time it was Schoenoplectus lacustris that was known as bulrush. However, I can't think of a paining that fits the bill and I have my doubts.