Irish wildflowers sitemap More: Sedges, Club-rushes

Schoenoplectus lacustris

Common Club-rush
Schoenoplectus lacustris
Family: Cyperaceae

Flowering June-August. Perennial. Native.

Stout, reed-like, often forming large stands. Erect stems to 3m.
Loose flowerheads with clusters of dark-brown spikelets.
Smooth, cylindrical, green stems with few leaves. Creeping rhizomes.

Very frequent in shallow water at the edges of lakes, rivers, canals.

Similar: Grey Club-rush, S. tabernaemontani.
Frequent in coastal brackish water.


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