Herb: Dudley's Rush

Latin name: Juncus dudleyi

Family: Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Description of the plant:


20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

June to

Habitat of Dudley's Rush:

Marshy ground.

Other uses of the herb:

The leaves are used in weaving mats etc. The leaves are rather small and are used in the finest mat work and for small pieces.

Propagation of Dudley's Rush:

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:

Marshy ground.

Medicinal use of Dudley's Rush:

None known

Known hazards of Juncus dudleyi:

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.