Juncus effusus Linnaeus 1753 (Family Juncaceae)


Flowers

Fruit

Height: 40-120cm
Occasionally Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Rhizomatous, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 22.5)

Protective Chemicals
Diterpenoids Effusenone
Triterpenoids Juncoside
Phenolics Effuside, Juncusol
Phytoalexins Juncunol

Biotopes:
Wet Meadows

Pond Edge

Peat Bogs and Mires
Pollination: Wind
Herbivores:
Bactra lancealana Larva

Dolerus madidus

Eutomostethus luteiventris Larva

Limnobaris dolorosa
Possible Herbivores:
Hypenodes humidalis Larva

Glyphipterix thrasonella Larva

Several Tenthredinidae
Sapivores:
Cicadella viridis

Conosanus obsoletus

Conomelus anceps

Florodelphax leptosoma

Neophilaenus lineatus
Possible Sapivores:
Stenodema holsata
Nests:
Cicadella viridis Eggs
Decomposers:
Phyllachora junci

Angiosperm Generalists

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Soft Rush


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