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Juncus torreyi

Torrey's Rush

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Juncus torreyi (Torrey's Rush)

The plant is one of the easier rush species to identify because of its globular flower clusters and rhizomes which have tuberous enlargements. The plant flowers from July through October and is found on wet, sandy ground, on muddy shores of ponds and sloughs, and along small streams, ditches and wet depressions of prairies and meadows.

Additional Information:


Height
10-12 Inches

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Spread
12-18 Inches

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Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Buttonbush (Cephalanthus occidentalis), Blue Flag (Iris versicolor), Water Lily (Nymphaea odorata), Soft Rush (Juncus effusus), Pickerel Plant (Pontederia cordata), Lizard's Tail (Saururus cernuus)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACW

Root

Rhizomes

Season of Interest

Late (July-frost)

Soil Moisture

High

Special Uses

Bog

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

USFS MO Ecological Map