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  Seeds of the Common rushA characteristic of the common rush or soft rush (Juncus effusus) is that this plant species grows in large clumps. The stems are coloured shiny dark green, leafless and spiky; they measure between 30 and 100 centimeters. Common rush flowers from June to August. The flowers are clustered in dense inflorescences. Ripe seeds can be found from July to September. Wet habitats such as marshes, wetlands or stream banks are typical habitats where you can find this plant species. Please note that there are other rush species in Central Europe. Their seeds are also edible for pet birds.

Common rush in its natural habitat
Common rush in its natural habitat

The seeds of the Compact Rush (Juncus conglomeratus) are also edible for pet birds
The seeds of the Compact Rush (Juncus
conglomeratus) are also edible for pet birds

 
 
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