Soft Rush

Juncus effusus

General Information:

Soft rush is an evergreen plant that can grow up to 4 feet tall and spread up to 4 feet wide. Its flowers are in full bloom from June to August and grow in full sun and wet soil. It is commonly found in ditches, bogs, swamps, marshes, and alongside riders and lakes. The stems turn yellow in the fall and then brown in the winter. 

Medicinal Uses:

The pith of the soft rush is an antiphlogistic, depurative, discutient, diuretic, febrifuge, lenitive, lithontriptic, pectoral and sedative. 

Did You Know:

The seeds are edible as well as the shoots. They can be eaten raw, roasted, or boiled. 

The chemical composition of soft rush that enters our bay waters.