Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Eleocharis engelmannii Steud. var. detonsa A.Gray image
Photographer: from USDA Plants website           
Family Cyperaceae
Eleocharis engelmannii Steud. var. detonsa A.Gray
Engelmann's spike-rush
Eleocharis: Greek elos for "marsh" and charis for grace, referring to marsh plant
engelmannii: after Georg(e) Engelmann (1809-1884), a German-born St. Louis physician and botanist, and prolific author on cacti, North American conifers and oaks. Like many other famous botanical explorers and collectors, he began his career in medicine.
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Status: Special Concern
Plant: annual sedge

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Eleocharis engelmannii Steud. f. detonsa (A.Gray) Svenson
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. detonsa (A.Gray) Drapalik & Mohlenbr.

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