Reeds, rushes, sedges, bulrushes and horsetails

Horsetails and scouring-rushes are actually ferns, but are included on this page because of their superficial similarity to reeds and rushes.

The photos are organized alphabetically by family and then by scientific name. Click on a photo to go to the page covering that plant and its closest relatives.

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