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Common Name: Dudley's Rush
Juncus dudleyi 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[
Central and southern N. America. Naturalized in a few sites in northern Britain[
Exposed or shaded sites in sandy to clayey soils, usually moist areas such as along stream banks, ditches, around springs[
]. Marshy ground in Britain[
Easily grown in a moist soil or bog garden[
]. Prefers a heavy soil in sun or light shade[
This species is closely related to J. tenuis[
The leaves are used in weaving mats etc[
]. The leaves are rather small and are used in the finest mat work and for small pieces[
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.