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Juncus torreyi

Juncus torreyi Coville


Torrey’s Rush

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassCommelinidaeDayflowers and spiderworts, and several others
OrderJuncalesRushes, sedges, and other grasslike plants
FamilyJuncaceaeRush family
GenusJuncusPossibly from Latin jungere, “to join or bind,” because the stems were used for binding
SpeciestorreyiNamed after John Torrey (1796-1873), a professor of chemistry and one of the giants of North American botany who described hundreds of plants brought or sent back by explorers

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Juncus torreyi description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Nov 2013.

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Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s Rush)

8/18/2013 · Bemis Road, Townsend, MA
≈ 6 × 9" (16 × 23 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s Rush)

8/25/2013 · Casalis State Forest, Elm Hill Rd, Peterborough, NH
≈ 6 × 9" (15 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain

Juncus torreyi (Torrey’s Rush)

8/18/2013 · Bemis Road, Townsend, MA
≈ 6 × 7" (14 × 16 cm) ID is uncertain


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