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Plant Name:

Common Rush

Scientific Name:

Juncus effusus


Common Rush is a perennial herb with long, slender stems and small, inconspicuous flowers.


Wetlands, marshes, stream banks


Common Rush provides habitat for a variety of wildlife species, including birds and insects. The dense growth of the plant can provide cover and nesting sites for birds and other small animals.

Growing Conditions:

Common Rush can tolerate a wide range of soil conditions and prefers moist to wet environments.


Common Rush has been used for various purposes. The stems have been used for weaving and basketry, and the plant has medicinal uses in traditional practices.

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Fun Facts:

Common Rush is also known as "Soft Rush" or "Bog Rush".

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