Wetland Team Notes (8-31-15)

Wetland Team Blog

The Team, as always, worked hard to multiple fronts. Our diggers, John Egan and Chatt, planted several buckets of material out at P1. Meanwhile, our planters (Lana, Gail, Diane, Ray and Rebecca) were busy sprigging the remaining collected material. Thank you guys for doing such an awesome job!

Plant of the Week

Soft Rush, Juncus effusus

In honor of our class this week, we will spotlight Juncus effusus or Soft Rush. This perennial rush can be evergreen throughout the year. The dark green culms “bud” their inflorescence near the top of the stem in a large cluster. This plant is considered “nearly cosmopolitan, considered native in Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America.” You can find J. effusus on the edges of most of our restored ponds at Sheldon Lake State Park.


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