[Rushes of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Toad Rush

Juncus bufonius

Synonyms: Juncus ambiguous, Juncus bufonius var. bufonius, Juncus bufonius var. cogdonii, Juncus bufonius var. congestus, Juncus bufonius var. halophilus, Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis, Juncus sphaerocarpus

Inflorescence of Toad Rush: Juncus bufonius (Synonyms: Juncus ambiguous, Juncus bufonius var. bufonius, Juncus bufonius var. cogdonii, Juncus bufonius var. congestus, Juncus bufonius var. halophilus, Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis, Juncus sphaerocarpus)

The photograph above shows the upper portion of the inflorescence of what appears to be toad rush. Photographed in Conboy Lake NWR.....................June 21, 2008.

Toad Rush: Juncus bufonius (Synonyms: Juncus ambiguous, Juncus bufonius var. bufonius, Juncus bufonius var. cogdonii, Juncus bufonius var. congestus, Juncus bufonius var. halophilus, Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis, Juncus sphaerocarpus)

The photo above shows an out of focus view of toad rush in order to give an idea as to its form. The rare Heterocodon rariflorum grows just behind it. Photographed in Conboy Lake NWR............................June 21, 2008.

Paul Slichter