Juncus torreyi Coville

Juncus torreyi plant

Family - Juncaceae

Stems - No info. yet.

Juncus torreyi rhizomesRhizomes.

Leaves - No info. yet.

Juncus torreyi auricleLeaf auricle.

Juncus torreyi leafAdaxial leaf surface. Arrows show cross partitions of the leaf.

Inflorescence - No info. yet.

Flowers - No info. yet.

Juncus torreyi flowers

Juncus torreyi flowersFlowers close-up.

Flowering - July - October.

Habitat - wet sandy ground, muddy shores of ponds, sloughs, small streams, ditches, wet depressions of prairies and meadows.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found scattered throughout Missouri but may be absent from the extreme southeast corner of the state. The plant is one of the easier Juncus species to identify because of its globular flower clusters and rhizomes, which have tuberous enlargements. The flower clusters in the pictures above are covered with spider webs, this seems to be very common with this species.

Photographs taken off Hwy H., Shannon County, MO., 7-3-03 and 6-25-04.