Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Eleocharis: Greek elos for "marsh" and charis for grace, referring to marsh plant
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 1-6" tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge; stems very thin and short; fine spreading rhizomes|
|Flower: ||tiny, covered with scales with greenish midrib; inflorescence solitary, oval spikelet wider at stem end|
|Fruit:||rounded nutlet with tubercule (cap) on top|
|Leaf:||only sheaths at stem base|
|Habitat: ||wet; shores, water to 6' deep|