Australian Native Plants

  Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush)


Juncus bufonius photo
Juncus bufonius

Photograph by Dominique REMAUD. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Juncus bufonius photo
Juncus bufonius

Photograph by Dominique REMAUD. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)

Juncus bufonius photo
Juncus bufonius

Photograph by Julien BARATAUD. Some rights reserved.    (view image details)



Credits:
Description and Habitat information is sourced from: Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland Government, Common saltmarsh plants of Queensland, https://www.publications.qld.gov.au/dataset/common-saltmarsh-plants-of-queensland Licensed under Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license.



TOAD RUSH FACTS

distribution map showing range of Juncus bufonius in Australia

Map is from The Atlas of Living Australia web site, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License


Common Name
Toad Rush

Description
Toad Rush is an annual that grows in tufts and to a height of 20-30 cm.
The leaf blades are flat and around 5 mm wide. The stems are usually pale. It has solitary flowers along branches, in clusters of 2-6.
The plant flowers between September and March.

Habitat
permanently or seasonally wet areas in a variety of habitats

Distribution
Toad Rush is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east of South Australia, Tasmania and south west of Western Australia.

Growth Characteristics
Height: 0.3m


Classification
Class:Liliopsida
Order:Poales
Family:Juncaceae
Genus:Juncus
Species:bufonius
Common Name:Toad Rush


Relatives in same Genus
  Juncus kraussii