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Common Name: Sharp Rush
Juncus acutus is a
Although no reports of toxicity have been seen for this species, there is a report that one member of this genus is possibly toxic to mammals[
Southern Europe, including Britain, south and east from France to N. Africa and Macronesia.
Sandy sea shores and dune slacks, occasionally in salt marshes[
Easily grown in a moist soil, bog garden or shallow water[
]. Prefers a heavy soil in sun or light shade[
The stems are used in making woven baskets, thatching, weaving mats etc[
Seed - surface sow in pots in a cold frame in early spring and keep the compost moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer if they have grown sufficiently, otherwise in late spring of the following year.
Division in spring. Very easy, larger clumps can be replanted direct into their permanent positions, though it is best to pot up smaller clumps and grow them on in a cold frame until they are rooting well. Plant them out in the spring.