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Flowering rush Butomus umbellatus


Best time to see: early Jul to late Aug

Key facts

A plant with rush-like leaves and clusters of bright-pink flowers, growing in the shallow margins of ponds and streams

Leaves up to 1m long, triangular in cross-section

Native of Eurasia and introduced into North America, where it has become an invasive plant

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Photo © Tony Gunton