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Juncus torreyi (Torrey's rush)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Juncus torreyi

Juncus torreyi Coville

Torrey's rush

Juncaceae (Rush Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: JUTO

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

Flower head is a globular spike of capsules like s starburst, 1 cm across. (Ontario Native Plants 2002)

A member of the family Juncaceae which includes herbs, rarely shrubs, with mostly grass-like leaves, usually in a basal tuft, and small greenish or brownish flower in dense spikes or heads or sometimes in loose clusters or even solitary.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Leaf: Green
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Green

Distribution

USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: ON
Native Habitat: Wet Meadow/Prairie/Field,Swamp/Marsh

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low

Benefit

Conspicuous Flowers: yes

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National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW FACW
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:

Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR

Additional resources

USDA: Find Juncus torreyi in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Juncus torreyi in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Juncus torreyi

Metadata

Record Last Modified: 2008-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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