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Eleocharis bifida S.G. Smith. Cedar Glade Spikerush. Hab: Seasonally wet seepage in limestone glades. Dist: KY and w. VA south through TN to nw. GA and n. AL. Known from a single collection in VA (Rockbridge County); and otherwise primarily occurs in KY and TN and adjacent areas of surrounding states.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Taxonomy Comments: This species has trifid styles; the species epithet "bifida" refers to the bifid apex of the spikelet scales.

Synonymy: = FNA23, K3, K4; < Eleocharis compressa Sull. – C, of many earlier authors

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACW
  • Midwest: FACW

Heliophily: 9

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷


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