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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Juncus torreyi Coville
USDA Symbol: juto
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Green
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 USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
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
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Record Modified: 2008-02-02
Research By: TWC Staff