Flora of the Southeastern United States
2022 Edition


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Eleocharis palustris (Linnaeus) Roemer & J.A. Schultes. Subgenus: Eleocharis. Section: Eleocharis. Series: Eleocharis. Common Spikerush, Small's Spikerush. Phen: Jun-Sep. Hab: Marshes. Dist: NL (Labrador) west to AK, south to FL, TX, CA, and Mexico; Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Native

Syn: = Ar, ETx1, FNA23, G, Il, K1, Mi, Mo1, NY, Pa, Tn, Va; < Eleocharis palustris – C, K3, K4, NcTx, RAB; > Eleocharis palustris ssp. palustris – NE; > Eleocharis palustris ssp. vigens – NE; > Eleocharis palustris var. major – F; > Eleocharis palustris var. palustris – F; > Eleocharis smallii – F, GrPl, WV; > Eleocharis xyridiformis – GrPl

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image of plant© Erik Danielson source
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