Juncus Effusus - Common Rush / Soft Rush
A native across Europe, Asia and the Americas, this perennial grass-like grows in large dense clumps in wet areas such as alongside streams and ditches, reaching up to around 1.5m tall with yellow-green needle shaped stems. The stems are firm but not brittle.
Flowers appear over the summer months, growing from one side of the stem around 20cm from the top of the stem. Blooms are yellow-brown, growing in short racemes around 2cm long.
Fully hardy to -15°C.