Flowering rush


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a European rushlike plant (Butomus umbellatus), with an umbel of rosy blossoms.
See under Flowering.

See also: Flowering, Rush

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Gorgeous irises, kingcups - in full yellow flower now - and reeds and rushes galore including butomus, the flowering rush, which isn't actually a rush at all.
Among my favourites are the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus), the white arum lily (Zantedeschia), the flag iris, Iris pseudacorus, Iris laevigata, and Pontederia with its attractive blue spikes of flowers.
The area, which became an inspiration for the artist Turner and was a favourite getaway destination for Lord Nelson, is home to rare and interesting plants such as water mint, flowering rush, and marsh woundwort, which are vital to the river's eco system, which are now dying out.