Family: Juncaceae (Rush family).
Cosmopolitan. Local populations may be native or not.
Occurrence: It is a widespread plant often growing on damp mud-flats, or in streams.
The tufted branches, the semi-sprawling habit, and the flower arrangement are distinctive. Jointed Rush (J. articularis) is also a sprawling rush, but the stems are longer, and the flowers are in tight balls.
bufonius: living in damp places, like a toad.