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Pest Information

Common Toad Rush

Common Toad Rush

  • Latin Name: Juncus Bufonius
  • Common Name: Common Toad Rush
  • Other Names: N/A

Pest Details

Common Toad Rush
Common Toad Rush
Common Toad Rush
Common Toad Rush

Origin:

Native to North America, where it is found from Alaska to the Gulf States, as well as in many other temperate regions of the world.

Biology:

An annual plant that reproduces from seeds. A common weed along moist roadsides, lawns, and drainage areas.

Identification:

Plants form tufts of several stems and numerous leaves arising from the base, appearing very grass-like. Stems are round, leaves are flattened on the upper surface and rounded below, and both stems and leaves are without hairs. At the upper stem there are a number of short branches that produce the flower heads, which are present in small groups of 1 to 6 heads.

Characteristicts Important to Control:

Control of soil moisture will discourage these plants. Post-emergence control is effective with a non-selective systemic herbicide.

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