Scientific name: Butomus umbellatus
Flowering rush is a pretty rush-like plant of shallow wetland habitats, such as ponds, canals and ditches. Its cup-shaped, pink flowers appear in summer, brightening up the water's edge.
StatisticsHeight: up to 1m
When to seeJuly to August
AboutFlowering rush is an attractive and striking perennial plant of shallow water and wetland margins.
Its upright, green stems display clusters of bright pink flowers from July to August, and its leaves are long and grass-like. It spreads with creeping rhizomes (underground stems).