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Eleocharis atropurpurea (Retzius) J. Presl & C. Presl. Purple Spikerush. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Clay-based Carolina bays, other pineland ponds, disturbed wetlands. Dist: Widely scattered in North America; Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America, Asia, Africa.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Other Comments: Reported for South Carolina by Hill & Horn (1997).

Synonymy: = C, ETx1, F, FNA23, G, GrPl, GW1, K1, K3, K4, Mex, Mi, Mo1, S, Tx, WH3; = n/a – RAB

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Great Plains: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW
  • Northcentral & Northeast: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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