The Common Rush is an example of a native plant that can be invasive. It grows throughout Virginia, and it is found primarily in or near wetlands. The genus name Effusus means "loose-spreading", because of the way Common Rush can spread through an area. It is sometimes called the Soft Rush, because it is soft to touch. The Japanese weave it into tatami mats, and it is an ingredient in some types of tea.
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