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  Schoenoplectus torreyi (Olney) Palla image
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Family Cyperaceae
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
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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

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