Paula-in-Chi's picture

Some sort of rush?

Observed: 10th June 2013 By: Paula-in-ChiPaula-in-Chi’s reputation in PlantsPaula-in-Chi’s reputation in Plants
burnet moth on rush [WHF Nature walk 100613 079]
orchids Lower Rouse field [WHF Nature walk 100613 086]
WHF Nature walk 100613 080 BM cocoons
Whitehouse Farm Nature walk 100613 081
WHF Nature walk 100613 091 orchid SM

Abundant. Single stems in clumps. Florets part way up stem. Lots of cocoons of burnet moths attached (moths enjoying ragged robin). Ground dry when observed but presumably wet at other times ...? (Apologies rush tends to be background for photos - setting off the orchids and burnet moths!)

Species interactions

Species with which Compact Rush (Juncus conglomeratus) interacts


Peachysteve's picture

Hard to tell

Some of the stems appear to be ridged. It could be compact rush. At that time of year, hard rush flowers would look similar.