Capitate Rush - introduced (*Juncus capitatus)
Family: Juncaceae (Rush family).
Native to to Europe and Asia.
Occurrence: Commn It is widespread in grasslands and mud flats. Introduced.
- it is usually a diminutive rush, often 5cm high or less
- it differs from other rushes in that the flower clusters are at the end of the culms, with a pair of leaves at the base of the flowers
- the leaves are narrow and may be basal or terminal.
Occasional plants may grow to 10cm or more.
It is an environmental weed.
capitatus: forming a head.