Taxon  Report   4444    
Juncus bufonius  L.  var. occidentalis  F. J. Herm.
Round fruited toad rush,  Western toad rush
Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis
© 2005 Steve Matson
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Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis
© 2004 Steve Matson
Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis
© 2013 Belinda Lo
Genus: Juncus
Parent: Juncus bufonius
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Juncus sphaerocarpus
More information about  Juncus bufonius var. occidentalis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 21, 2019).