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French rush

Observed: 22nd July 2012 By: bradscottukbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plantsbradscottuk’s reputation in Plants

By a salt lake just a hundred yards inland from the beach/dunes

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Sharp Rush (Juncus acutus) interacts


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Juncus acutus

The photo, enlarged, shows the swollen glossy red capsules which are longer than their perianth segments. And the long sharp-pointed leaves. Habitat right - dune slacks and sandy salt-marshes.


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Junco espinoso

Yes, this is amazingly worldwide (except Orkney!) well, except quite a few places.
This is a bit revealing - - I had always thought it was across the UK as I had seen it in a few (unrecorded) places in North Wales.
Graeme/Jo, do have experience of it in the UK?
There are so few UK posts.
But hey, see this one.

JoC's picture

Juncus acutus

It is mentioned in an OU video (from 1980's?) as present at Braunton Burrows, North Devon. I did not record it at Swanage Sand dunes, Dorset, though I have made several trips there, but I wasn't looking specifically for it.


cicuta58's picture

Welsh coast

It is not at all rare on the Welsh coast.