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|Family: Juncaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Juncus||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Juncus bufonius L.
Habit: Annual generally 2--10(41) cm, generally branched from base. Stem: generally +- 1 mm wide. Leaf: +- cauline, 1--3 per stem, 0.5--1.5 mm wide. Inflorescence: open to clustered or congested, flowers 1--few in small clusters, +- throughout pl; lowest bracts leaf-like; bractlets 1--2.5 mm. Flower: perianth parts 2--7 mm, sepals generally > petals, acuminate, or petals blunt; stamens 6, filaments < to > anthers. Fruit: < perianth, oblong to obovoid; tip acute. Seed: 0.3--0.6 mm, ovoid to elliptic; appendages 0 or small.
Note: Varieties weakly delineated. Relationship of North America plants to Eurasian Juncus ranarius Songeon & E.P. Perrier, Juncus hybridus Brot. needs study. Native and naturalized.
eFlora Treatment Author: Peter F. Zika
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Juncus bryoides
Next taxon: Juncus bufonius var. bufonius
Citation for this treatment: Peter F. Zika 2016. Juncus bufonius, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=29618, accessed on February 13, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 13, 2016.