Juncus bufonius

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyJuncaceae
Family (Traditional)Juncaceae
GenusJuncus
Species:Juncus bufonius L.
Common NameToad Rush
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Natural Area Presence: CCNMP; Duration: Annual; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: graminoid; Moisture Requirements: Mesic; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Reproductive Phenology: November; Leaf Arrangement: alternate; Leaf Arrangement: basal; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Petiole Type: sessile; Leaf Type: grass-like; Leaf Venation: parallel; Leaflet Margins: entire; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Brown (incl. Maroon); Base Flower Color: Green; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Hypanthium Present: No; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Perianth Present: Yes; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A
C value 3
StatusNative; AGCP (FACW), EMP (FACW) (NWPL); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

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Ecoregions
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Juncus bufonius var. juzepczukii Juncus bufonius var. juzepczukii

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Bath (KY), Boone (KY), Campbell (KY), Fulton (KY), Hickman (KY), Kenton (KY), Rowan (KY), Benton (TN), Coffee (TN), Fayette (TN), Haywood (TN), Shelby (TN), Tipton (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, EKY, KNK, MDKY, MEM, TENN, UCHT, UOS

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1979 - 2013

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100103470 Fulton Kentucky 13 Jun 1979 Raymond Athey
4337
EKY
Juncus bufonius
BEREA004767 Bath Kentucky
BEREA
Juncus bufonius
31973000014411 Kenton Kentucky
KNK
Juncus bufonius
31973000004041 Boone Kentucky 14 Jul 2013 Whitson, Maggie (Mary)
2013-0007 1/2
KNK
Juncus bufonius
MDKY00005492 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Juncus bufonius
TENN-V-0061654 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Juncus bufonius
TENN-V-0061653 Haywood Tennessee
TENN
Juncus bufonius
UOS07211 Coffee Tennessee 08 Aug 2001 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Juncus bufonius
MEM000336 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Bill Speight
s.n.
MEM
Juncus bufonius
MEM000337 Shelby Tennessee 1965-6 Pam Boggs
s.n.
MEM
Juncus bufonius
31973000006340 Campbell Kentucky 21 Jul 2013 Whitson, Maggie (Mary)
2013-0017 1/4
KNK
Juncus bufonius
MDKY00005490 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Juncus bufonius
MDKY00005491 Rowan Kentucky
MDKY
Juncus bufonius
MDKY00005493 Kenton Kentucky
MDKY
Juncus bufonius
TENN-V-0063155 Fulton Kentucky
TENN
Juncus bufonius
TENN-V-0061655 Tipton Tennessee
TENN
Juncus bufonius
TENN-V-0061652 Fayette Tennessee
TENN
Juncus bufonius
UCHT005132 Fulton Kentucky 13 Jun 1979 Raymond Athey
4337
UCHT
Juncus bufonius
APSC0062480 Benton Tennessee
APSC
Juncus bufonius
APSC0038052 Hickman Kentucky
APSC
Juncus bufonius
UOS07210 Coffee Tennessee 20 Sep 2000 Mary P. Priestley
UOS
Juncus bufonius
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