Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Eleocharis obtusa (Willdenow) J.A. Schultes. Blunt Spikerush. Phen: Late Apr-Oct. Hab: Ditches, marshes, disturbed wet areas. Dist: NS west to BC, south to FL, TX, and CA.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, G, GW1, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, S, Tn, Tx, Va, WH3, WV; > Eleocharis obtusa var. ellipsoidalis – F; > Eleocharis obtusa var. jejuna – F; > Eleocharis obtusa var. obtusa – F, GrPl, NE, NY, Pa; > Eleocharis obtusa var. ovata – GrPl; > Eleocharis obtusa var. peasei – NE, Pa; < Eleocharis ovata – C, Mo1, RAB

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