West Highland Flora

Bulbous Rush


Juncus bulbosus

Taxonomic note: includes the variety sometimes known as J kochii

Juncus bulbosus

Photo Carl Farmer
13 Oct 2002 Portree, Skye

Common in wet ground, especially bogs and edges of lochs.

Tepals c 2 mm, fruit capsule c 2-3 mm, leaves c 3-12 cm.

ID: Stems swollen at the base into "bulbs" (red bits in top pic below)

Other features: Very variable.  Often viviparous, as in pic on left, with young plants in place of flowers.  Sometimes 3 generations can be found strung together.

 

Juncus bulbosus

Photo Carl Farmer
8 Aug 2002 Portree, Skye

Here growing in a fairly dry-looking habitat...

 

Juncus bulbosus

Photo Carl Farmer
7 Aug 2004 Storr Lochs area, Skye
Picture c 8.6 cm long

...here on mud...

 

Juncus bulbosus

Photo Carl Farmer
11 Aug 2003 Torrin, Skye

...and here in standing water


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