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Flowering Rush

Although called the flowering rush this is a flower not a rush! A relative of water-plantains it grows in water like a rush but it produces umbel-like flowerheads.

This is considered to be a widespread but local species that is probably declining. Flowering in July and August it can certainly be seen occasionally along the river Stour and probably on other Dorset rivers too where the water is still or slow moving and so quite muddy.

A lovely flower when in full bloom.



Common Name Flowering Rush
Scientific Name Butomus umbellatus
Species Group Aquatic Plants
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The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

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Aquatic Plants