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Juncus bufonius

Juncus bufonius L.

 

Toad Rush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderJuncalesRushes, sedges, and other grasslike plants
FamilyJuncaceaeRush family
GenusJuncusPossibly from Latin jungere, “to join or bind,” because the stems were used for binding
SpeciesbufoniusPertaining to toads or the habit of growing in moist places

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Juncus bufonius description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 16 Jul 2013.

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Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush)

5/4/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 5 × 5" (13 × 13 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus bufonius (Toad Rush)

5/4/2013 · Nashua River Rail Trail, Groton Center, Groton, MA
≈ 4 × 6" (10 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

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