Between 1926 and 1950, flowering-rush and purple loosestrife Lythrum salicaria spread rapidly along the St Lawrence River.” Akhani and Zehzad (2014) list Butomus umbellatus as introduced to Canada and Ireland. Flowering rush is easy to identify when flowering; 20-50 flowers grow in a round cluster that resembles an umbrella. Emergent aquatic perennial that can grow to be 1-5’ tall. It is an aquatic plant that can grow as an emergent plant along shorelines and as a submersed plant in lakes and rivers. Email me when available . This aquatic plant invades along the margins of slow moving waterways. Derivation of the botanical name: Butomus, bous, ox; temmo, to cut; in allusion to the sharp leaf margins; boutomus, boutomon was the ancient Greek name for a sedge. Suggested uses. It can also survive in water as deep as 10’. Butomus umbellatus is the Old World Palearctic and Asian plant species in the family Butomaceae. Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. This exotic was likely brought to North America from Europe as a garden plant. ¡ Outcompetes native plants ¡ Limits water flow in irrigation canals ¡ Interferes with recreational activities ¡ Creates habitat for snails that carry swimmer’s itch ¡ Alters habitat for fish and wildlife Do NOT pull or dig! Conservation status. mechanical, chemical, etc.) Species information. Leaves are thin, and either straight or slightly twisted, up to 40 inches long, and have a triangular cross-section at the base. Aquatic, Bees (attract & feed bees), Bog garden, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Waterside, Wildlife. not expand much, although some colonies became established in the Gaspe´ Peninsula and in the Lake St Jean area. 9 ft.) and 0.5-1 cm wide (less than 0.5 in.). Butomus umbellatus (Flowering rush) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years. Please do not use these images without permission from the photographer. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33:705—721. Although the common name is 'Flowering Rush' the plant is not strictly a rush and has its own distinct family. umbellatus, furnished with umbels. Butomus umbellatus. Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. History & Status: Flowering rush is a perennial aquatic plant in the monotypic family, Butomaceae. * It competes with native shoreland vegetation. It has spread from a limited area around the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence river to sporadically appear in the northern U.S. and southern Canada. The word butomus comes from the root words bous (ox) and temmo (cut). The flowering reed produces flowers April to August. Report flowering-rush in King County, Washington. Try combinig the flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) with for example, a yellow iris (Iris pseudacorus) or common water plantain (Alisma plantago-aquatica) along the edges of your pond. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) aka Grassy rush, Water gladiolus Provincial Designation: Prohibited Overview: Flowering rush is a cattail-like perennial of freshwater wetlands. In 11cm basket . It does not tolerate salt water. Instead, report it to 1-855-336-BOAT (2628) or using EDDMapS Alberta. Notify me. were applied.. Eradicated - Subject was present previously but is not at time of survey and has been determined to be removed from the area surveyed. PEST RATING PROFILE Initiating Event: This plant was recently added to the Washington and Oregon noxious weed lists and it seems to be spreading. It is in the Butomaceae, a monogenetic plant family, with Butomus the only genus in this family, and Butomus umbellatus is the only species in the genus. A valuable native plant providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly as well as perching and roosting sites. Leaves. Rootstock horizontal, creeping. The Plant List (2016) includes only varieties as synonyms. It has heads of pretty, rose pink flowers in July and August which are higher than the leaves. Butomus umbellatus L. Appearance . Flower: Corolla regular (actinomorphic), white–light red, red-veined, 2–2.5 cm (0.8–1 in.) It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. Gallery: Common names: Flowering rush, grass rush, water gladiolus Scientific Name: Butomus umbellatus Description: Flowering rush is an aquatic perennial plant in the Butomaceae family. Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. Not available. Rhizomes (horizontal stems) up to 2.7 m long (approx. Exotic and invasive aquatic plants in Great Lakes coastal wetlands: distribution and relation to watershed land use and plant richness and cover. When to see July to August. Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is on the Minnesota DNR invasive list "Ecological Threat: * Flowering rush is actively expanding. Some writers put this rush in the sedge family known for its cutting leaves. Threat to Minnesota Waters. Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is a hardy perennial aquatic plant that originates from Eurasia and is most frequently found on shores of riverbanks, ponds and lakes.Since it's introduction to North America in the late 1800's, it has become a very popular ornamental water garden plant. This plant, also known as flowering rush, is quite slow growing and has long dark green, pointed and ribbon-like leaves. Flowering Rush spreads primarily by rhizomes, but also by tubers transported by wildlife, bulblets formed in the flower clusters transported by water and wildlife, and occasionally from seed (most seed produced in MN populations is not viable). Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) in the Canadian prairies. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) Identification: Flowering rush is an aquatic species resembling a large sedge, but it belongs to its own family, Butomaceae. Water plant. Butomus umbellatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a medium rate. Common names are from state and federal lists. FLOWERING RUSH (BUTOMUS UMBELLATUS) WHY DO WE CARE? Name also: Grass Rush, Grassy Rush, Water Gladiolus; Family: Flowering Rush Family – Butomaceae; Growing form: Perennial herb. This plant can reach from 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) in height and can survive in water of up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) deep. £9.00. Photos on this page courtesy of Ben Legler. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. These pond edge plants are sure to attract various wildlife to your pond. Soil type. Category. Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is a prohibited invasive species in Minnesota, which means it is unlawful (a misdemeanor) to possess, import, purchase, transport or introduce this species except under a permit for disposal, control, research or education. Description. Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. Flowering rush is a pretty rush-like plant of shallow wetland habitats, such as ponds, canals and ditches. Overview; Gallery; Names; Classification; Records; Literature; Sequences; Data Partners + Online Resources. Butomus umbellatus is a perennial which spreads primarily from rhizomes. Overview Other names for this plant include: Common names: grassy rush, water-gladiolus; Ecological threat: Marshes, backwaters and along shorelines; forms dense colonies and crowds out native species. It does not tolerate salt water. Positive - Subject was present at time of report.. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) Description . Leaves are triangular in cross section (photo at right, top), narrow and twisted toward the leaf tip. This plant can reach from 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) in height and can survive in water of up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) deep. This plant can reach from 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) in height and can survive in water of up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) deep. This aquatic plant invades along the margins of slow moving waterways. Common names include flowering rush or grass rush. Pea-sized secondary bulbs form on the rhizomes and flowering stalks, detach and disperse through the water forming new plants. Care + Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is an easily grown aquatic - very undemanding. When the plant is submerged the leaves are […] You can plant Pink flowering rush in any depth of water from 5-45cm (2-18in) and therefore it is useful for deeper water areas where some other marginal water plants would not thrive. Please notify us through our online infestation form; Locate flowering-rush in King County, Washington . This plant can reach from 1-5 ft. (0.3-1.5 m) in height and can survive in water of up to 9.8 ft. (3 m) deep. Flowering Rush Butomus umbellatus. Wildflowers; Statistics Height: up to 1m. Its cup-shaped, pink flowers appear in summer, brightening up the water's edge. 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