Herb latin name: Juncus conglomeratus
Family: Juncaceae (Rush Family)
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Juncus conglomeratus:Wet pastures, bogs, damp woods etc, almost exclusively on acid soils..
Other uses of the herb:The stems are used in basket making, thatching, weaving mats etc.
Propagation of Juncus conglomeratus: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Wet pastures, bogs, damp woods etc, almost exclusively on acid soils..
Medicinal use of Juncus conglomeratus:None known
Known hazards of Juncus conglomeratus: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.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.