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 for Juncus effusus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bulrush \Bul"rush`\ (b[.u]l"r[u^]sh`), n. [OE. bulrysche,
     bolroysche; of uncertain origin, perh. fr. bole stem + rush.]
     A kind of large rush, growing in wet land or in water.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The name bulrush is applied in England especially to
           the cat-tail ({Typha latifolia and Typha
           angustifolia) and to the lake club-rush ({Scirpus
           lacustris); in America, to the Juncus effusus, and
           also to species of Scirpus or club-rush.
           [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Juncus effusus
      n 1: tall rush with soft erect or arching stems found in
           Eurasia, Australia, New Zealand, and common in North
           America [syn: bulrush, bullrush, common rush, soft
           rush, Juncus effusus]

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