West Highland Flora

Toad Rush


Juncus bufonius agg

Taxonomic note: includes J foliosus & J ambiguus, which are sometimes treated as separate species.  I will do separate pages for these in due course.

Juncus bufonius agg

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Torvaig, Skye

Common on bare ground and mud

Tepals c 3-6 mm long.

ID: Tepals green (sometimes striped darker) with whitish border.  Has stem-leaves.  Inflorescence forked with flowers in (some of) the forks.

Other features: Very variable annual.  A low-growing plant but can be up to 25 cm high.  Some flowers solitary, others in small clusters.  Flowering part of stem much branched and often occupying most of height of plant.

 

  Juncus bufonius agg

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Torvaig, Skye

 
     
     
     
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