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Soft Rush (Juncus effusus)

Names for this plant:

  • Scientific/Vitenskapelig Juncus effusus
  • English/Engelsk Soft Rush
  • Norway/Norsk Lyssiv

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Soft rush or common rush (Juncus effusus) is a perennial, herbaceous flowering plant species in the family Juncaceae. It is nearly cosmopolitan, considered native in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America, and naturalized in Australia, Madagascar, and various oceanic islands. It is found growing in wet areas, such as the purple moor-grass and rush pastures and fen-meadow plant associations in the United Kingdom.