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FLORA OF ICELAND elements: Juncus bufonius, Toad Rush

Juncus bufonius; The Toad Rush is quite similar to the Toad Rush (Juncus ranarius). Both are low growing plants, usually on moist/wet marshy open grounds as both are annuals. For the lay-men and -women the easiest way to distinguish them is by looking at how they grow: the frog rush (J. ranarius) always grows protrate (= growing horizontally over the soil), whereas the toad rush sends its flowering shoots mainly vertically.
It is a member of the rush family (Juncaceae).

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