West Highland Flora

Compact Rush


Juncus conglomeratus

Older name: J subuliflorus

Juncus conglomeratus

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye

Common in wet grassland and moorland, in similar habitats to Soft Rush

Flowerhead diameter c 8-10 mm, more in occasional lax-flowered specimens

ID: Similar to Soft Rush, but stems clearly ridged (ridges can be felt with fingers).

Other features: Normally shorter than Soft Rush, flowerheads usually compact.  I have occasionally found very robust forms which I suspected to be hybrids but they turned out to be the species.  Hybrids with Soft Rush probably do occur here, however.

 

Juncus conglomeratus

Photo Carl Farmer
20 Aug 2002 Penifiler, Skye


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