Common Rush is nice ornamental rush found in prairie wetlands and will adapt to mesic soils. Loose brownish seedheads form just below the tips of the stems. It is used in Japan for making tatami mats for the home. From ancient times to modern history in England, Common Rush was used as ‘rushlights’, an inexpensive candle-like light.
- Sun Exposure Prairie/Savanna
- Soil Conditions Wet, Wet-Mesic, Mesic
- Height 2'
- Flower Time June, July
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Photo By: James Lindsey at Ecology of Commanster [CC BY-SA 2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5) or CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons