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Sea Rush: a salt marsh specialist

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Sea Rush: a salt marsh specialist

Sea rush (Juncus maritimus) is common, in fact it can be abundant, in coastal regions where silty salt marsh occurs and consequently one can expect to find it around Poole Harbour in Dorset. It is not unlike the also common soft rush and hard rush, the florets are not quite so 'bushy' and are thus thinner and taller. The plant tends to be bright green in summer.

This would appear to be one of the most boring plants in Dorset; despite trying various sources I can find no interesting information about it anywhere! However, before taking it for granted, it is worth a closer look if you are keen on such things as there are a couple of other species, the mud rush and the salt marsh rush, that occur in similar habitats which might be easily overlooked.


 

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