FLOWERING RUSH (BUTOMUS UMBELLATUS) WHY DO WE CARE? When the plant is submerged the leaves are […] Butomus umbellatus L. – flowering rush Subordinate Taxa. It does not tolerate salt water. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33:705—721. Butomus umbellatus is a perennial which spreads primarily from rhizomes. Species information. 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. Scientific name: Butomus umbellatus. Water plant. 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. Please do not use these images without permission from the photographer. Butomus umbellatus is a rhizomatous perennial aquatic plant, native to Europe and Asia, now widespread also in the American continent. 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. Leaves are triangular in cross section (photo at right, top), narrow and twisted toward the leaf tip. Notify me. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) aka Grassy rush, Water gladiolus Provincial Designation: Prohibited Overview: Flowering rush is a cattail-like perennial of freshwater wetlands. Noxious Weed Information; This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. * It competes with native shoreland vegetation. Report flowering-rush in King County, Washington. Exotic and invasive aquatic plants in Great Lakes coastal wetlands: distribution and relation to watershed land use and plant richness and cover. 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. Soil type. The plant is a rhizomatous, hairless, perennial aquatic plant. umbellatus, furnished with umbels. Its cup-shaped, pink flowers appear in summer, brightening up the water's edge. Butomus umbellatus is a perennial which spreads primarily from rhizomes. A valuable native plant providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly as well as perching and roosting sites. 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. 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. When to see July to August. It is an aquatic plant that can grow as an emergent plant along shorelines and as a submersed plant in lakes and rivers. Wildflowers; Statistics Height: up to 1m. Treated - Subject was present at time of report and control efforts (e.g. Flowering rush is an exotic plant that has been introduced into several Alberta wetlands. Flowering-rush (Butomus umbellatus) photos. 9 ft.) and 0.5-1 cm wide (less than 0.5 in.). 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) Identification: Flowering rush is an aquatic species resembling a large sedge, but it belongs to its own family, Butomaceae. Stem round. not expand much, although some colonies became established in the Gaspe´ Peninsula and in the Lake St Jean area. In 11cm basket . Save for later. Please notify us through our online infestation form; Locate flowering-rush in King County, Washington . A very ornamental and attractive flowering plant that can be found in marshlands and waterways across the world. Taylor. This exotic was likely brought to North America from Europe as a garden plant. 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. Name also: Grass Rush, Grassy Rush, Water Gladiolus; Family: Flowering Rush Family – Butomaceae; Growing form: Perennial herb. It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. The word butomus comes from the root words bous (ox) and temmo (cut). Information Synonyms: We found no synonyms for this species. Flower: Corolla regular (actinomorphic), white–light red, red-veined, 2–2.5 cm (0.8–1 in.) 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. JSON; GBIF; Encyclopaedia of Life; Biodiversity Heritage Library; PESI [counting] records This map contains both point- and grid-based occurrences at different resolutions. Although the common name is 'Flowering Rush' the plant is not strictly a rush and has its own distinct family. It has heads of pretty, rose pink flowers in July and August which are higher than the leaves. Butomus umbellatus (Flowering rush) will reach a height of 1.5m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years. Butomus umbellatus is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 0.5 m (1ft 8in) at a medium rate. Trebitz, A.S. and D.L. It does not tolerate salt water. 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). Butomus umbellatus L. – Flowering rush Species Family: Butomaceae (AOSA, 2014; Bhardwaj and Eckert, 2001; Brown and Eckert, 2005). 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. However, it is the unethical sale and distribution of it by the gardening industry that greatly multiplies the risk of spread. Butomus umbellatus L. Flowering-rush species Accepted Name authority: UKSI Establishment means: Native. 2007. PEST RATING PROFILE Initiating Event: This plant was recently added to the Washington and Oregon noxious weed lists and it seems to be spreading. Common names include flowering rush or grass rush. It does not tolerate salt water. Care + Flowering rush (Butomus umbellatus) is an easily grown aquatic - very undemanding. Rootstock horizontal, creeping. Emergent aquatic perennial that can grow to be 1-5’ tall. Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. The flowering reed produces flowers April to August. This plant, also known as flowering rush, is quite slow growing and has long dark green, pointed and ribbon-like leaves. Photo credit: T. Woolf. Positive - Subject was present at time of report.. This aquatic plant invades along the margins of slow moving waterways. Flowering rush is a pretty rush-like plant of shallow wetland habitats, such as ponds, canals and ditches. Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) Designation: Proposed Provincial Noxious Weed; Regional Category 1 Figure 1: a) Root Rhizomes and Bulbils, b) Site Infestation, c) Flower, d) Submersed plant specimen (see more in Identification section). Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. Foliage The leaves are linear, up to 3.2 ft. (1 m) long and triangular and fleshy in cross-section. Instead, report it to 1-855-336-BOAT (2628) or using EDDMapS Alberta. 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