Sharp Rush on Titchwell Marsh

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Sharp Rush (Juncus acutus)   Photo: Janet Higgins

Wild Flowers Revealed is a joint meeting between the Norfolk Flora Group and the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists’ Society. This year the meeting was held at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve, and as always, it was a popular and informative meeting. During the meeting, which was led by Bob Leaney, we were shown a wide range of saltmarsh plants as we followed the path out towards the sea. On a brackish fringe of the dunes, there were around ten typically huge tussocks of Sharp Rush growing amongst the more common Sea Rush (Juncus maritimus). Both rushes have very sharply pointed leaves and an apparently lateral inflorescence, but the shiny red-brown fruits of Sharp Rush are much larger.

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Sharp Rush (Juncus acutus)   Photo: Bob Ellis


Janet Higgins