Belongs to: flowering plants

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, but scarce here

© Tony Gunton