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SALTMARSH RUSH Juncus gerardii (Juncaceae) Height to 50cm. Characteristic rush of saltmarshes, often covering extensive areas. FLOWERS are dark brown and borne in loose clusters, flanked by leaf-like bracts (Jun-Jul). FRUITS are brown, egg-shaped, glossy and equal in length to the sepals. LEAVES are dark green and arise at base of plant, and on stems. STATUS-Locally common around coasts.