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02/06/2013 at 23:31

Can anyone tell me what this is? 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24643.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

 Is is friend or foe?  I didn't buy it, but might have been given it.  I also found some growing out of my path today a lot further up the garden.  It might be good in for a container display for a bit of height at the back.  But if it's a self-seeding, thuggish invader then I'll just get rid.  Grateful for any ideas.

02/06/2013 at 23:32

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/24644.jpg?width=204&height=350&mode=max

Realised last pic was a bit small so here's a larger version, sorry it's on it's side.

03/06/2013 at 06:23

Sorry, can't tell from pic. Need close-up. You may just have to wait and see what it does come Aug/Sep - traditionally when grassy things show their hand and flower.

03/06/2013 at 08:30

DaisyHC, I can't enlarge it.

03/06/2013 at 09:22

Is the stem round, cylindrical rather than flat ...as in a blade of grass?

It looks like a rush... possibly Juncus effusus.

 

 

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/juncaceae/juncus-effusus.htm

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juncus_effusus

03/06/2013 at 13:51

I can't enlarge the photo (all i get is HTML code for some reason) but it looks like a 'marsh grass'

I get it popping up here and there, it doesn't appear to 'do' anything other than remain as it is, and when it forms a big clump it's difficult to shift, so I get rid of it when I see it coming up

good luck!

03/06/2013 at 15:01

Hmm that could be it.  The stems are cylindrical.  I'll chuck it then.  Back to planting proper plants!  Thanks very much Peetey

03/06/2013 at 16:27

You're welcome

I left a clump many yrs ago as i thought it may turn out to be nice - it didn't, and took ages to clear it.

You've made the right choice!

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