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Wild plants by Igor Sheremetyev,

Author:  Carl Linnaeus, 1753
Origin:  Worldwide
Soil:  Rich
Water:  Maximum
Sun:  Minimum
Thickness:  5 Centimetres
Height:  30 Centimetres
Flower:  Brown
Propagate:  Seeds/Bulbs
Names:  Common Rush, Soft rush, Corkscrew rush, Lyse-Siv
Synonyms:  Juncus communis, E.Mey.
Juncus communis var. effusus, E.Mey.
Juncus laevis, Wallr.
Juncus effusus
subsp. austrocalifornicus, Lint.
Juncus effusus
subsp. laxus, Snogerup.
Juncus effusus
subsp. pacificus, Piper & Beattie.
Juncus effusus
subsp. solutus, Hämet-Ahti.

This member of the Juncaceae family was described by Carl Linnaeus in 1753. It's found all over the temperate world, growing in acid or polluted soil with lots of water and sun. The bulb get five centimetres, the hollow leaves up to one meter. The flowers are brown to yellow, and it can also be reproduced by dividing the bulbs.

The Latin name effusus means 'let out' as the flowers emerges from the leaves. The species name means 'pouring forth, loosely spreadin.

They can live for up to sixty years, usually in acid soil. 

It need rather high humidity!