You are here

Bulbous Rush

Click the pic!

To aid users of mobile devices as well as those with a mouse or laptop finger pad this site uses a simple image-based menu system. Virtually every picture you see (images and photos) are links to more information arranged in a sort of top-down structure. See an image, click or tap on it to open a new page.

A common but rather non-descript rush of damp places, often on footpaths.



Bulbous Rush: a bit of a bore

Post date: Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 00:00

Bulbous rush (Juncus bulbosus) presents me with something of a problem! I cannot find anything interesting to say about it!

It is a small plant, it has multiple stems coming from a central root bulb and has small crusty flowers! It can be quite variable but generally the stems are brownish red with some green apparent. It is, though, a rather dull, insignificant plant!

It is common and grows in both damp and wet conditions but I most frequently encounter on exposed, muddy ground on heathland paths where it seems to tolerate people's footsteps with not trouble at all. It can also be found in pools and  bogs - it just needs to be wet!

That is about it ... I can find no interesting fact or fiction to add!


The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Bulbous Rush
Scientific Name Juncus bulbosus
Interest Level
Species Family Rushes and Reeds
Preferred Environment
Look for
Additional Identification Notes

This species is often found in these habitats:

Habitat(s) Relationship
H3: Wet Heath Associated