Synonyms : Juncus bufonius L. subsp. hybridus (Brot.) Arcang
Province distribution : Alicante. Balearic Islands. Barcelona. Castellón. Gerona. Lérida. Tarragona. Valencia.
Distribution in the islands : Formentera. Ibiza. Mallorca. Minorca.
General distribution : Mediterranean
Flowering time : March. April. May. June. July. August. September.
Life-forms : Terophyte.
Habitat : Sandy and humid soils.
IUCN Category : Poco preocupante
Characteristics : This an annual cycle rush, and so very small in comparison with the perennials, it rarely grows to more than a palms length, (less than 10cm). The stems and leaves have a reddish base, and at times the entire plant takes on this colour. Flowers are formed on the superior middle half of the stems, in the subspecies buffonius these flowers are isolated, while the subspecies insulanus they form a small fascicle.