A group of ‘bulrushes’ on a bright Spring day – ready to cast their seeds. Well – ‘bulrush’ is the name we used for these water plants when I was growing up in the late sixties – early seventies. Trendy households would have dried ones standing in large bold-coloured vases in hallways and living rooms. I discovered fairly recently that they are now called ‘reedmace’ (it’s the name the Wildlife Trusts in the UK would like us to use). They are a type of sedge with the latin name: ‘Typha’.