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Juncus inflexus - L.
                 
Common Name Hard Rush, European meadow rush
Family Juncaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards The plant is reported to be toxic to mammals[240]. It causes irritation of the stomach and diarrhoea, followed by nervousness and progressive blindness; the animal may die of cerebral haemorrhage, preceded by convulsions[240].
Habitats Damp pastures, especially on heavy basic or neutral soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to N. Africa, the Himalayas and Monglia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Wet Soil Water Plants Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Juncus inflexus Hard Rush, European meadow rush


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Juncus inflexus Hard Rush, European meadow rush
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Physical Characteristics
 
Juncus inflexus is a PERENNIAL.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Wind.Suitable for: medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist or wet soil and can grow in water.

Synonyms
J. glaucus. Sibth.

Habitats
 Meadow; Pond; Bog Garden; Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Basketry;  Thatching;  Weaving.

The stems are used in basket making, thatching, weaving mats etc[46, 61].
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a moist soil, bog garden or shallow water[1, 200]. Prefers a heavy soil in sun or light shade[200].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow in pots in a cold frame in early spring and keep the compost moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently, otherwise in late spring of the following year. Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Juncus acutusSharp Rush, Spiny rush, Leopold's rush00
Juncus balticusBaltic Rush10
Juncus conglomeratusCommon rush00
Juncus dudleyiDudley's Rush00
Juncus effususSoft Rush, Common rush, Lamp rush, Pacific rush12
Juncus procerus 00
Juncus tenuisPoverty Rush01
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Elizabeth H.
James Cameron Mon May 16 18:31:14 2005
has Symbotic relationship with fungus- Myccoriza. and Aerochyma which allow O2 to be brought in from above surface, which allows growth in anaerobic conditions Hopw this is of some use.
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