Photographer: from USDA Plants website
Schoenoplectus torreyi (Olney) Palla
Torrey's bulrush, Torrey's three-square bulrush
Schoenoplectus: Greek a 'rush leek' ' plecto for "plaited, twisted"
schoenos for "rush or reed"
torreyi: for Dr. John Torrey (1796-1873), co-author with Asa Gray of The Flora of North America
|Status: ||Special Concern|
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, to 5' tall, semi-aquatic sedge; stems triangular; soft rhizomes|
|Flower: ||inflorescence tight clustered spikelet from side of bract at stem top, spikelet of sharp-pointed yellow-brown scales|
|Fruit:||nutlet, with 2 bristles, blunt beak|
|Leaf:||merely short sheaths at stem base|
|Habitat: ||wet; marshes shores in water 2'-3' deep|