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Juncus torreyi

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Species Name: Juncus torreyi
Common Name: Torrey's Rush

Good for use near streams, ponds, or areas that receive frequent irrigation. Excellent wildlife value.

Plant Family: Juncaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 8-32 in. H x spreading
Growth Habit: Upright, spreading by rhizomes
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 6000'
Flower Season: Summer
Flower Color: Green to gold-brown
Endangered?:
Distribution: Southwestern CA, Great Basin, Deserts
Natural Habitat: Meadows, moist woodlands below 6000'

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