Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

  Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout
Family Cyperaceae
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult.
blunt spike-rush
Eleocharis: Greek elos for "marsh" and charis for grace, referring to marsh plant
obtusa: from Latin obtus meaning "dull or blunt"
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Status: Native
Plant: annual/perennial sedge

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Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. ellipsoidalis Fernald
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. gigantea Fernald
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. jejuna Fernald
Eleocharis obtusa (Willd.) Schult. var. peasei Svenson
Eleocharis ovata (Roth) Roem. & Schult. var. obtusa (Willd.) Kük. ex Skottsb.
Scirpus obtusus Willd.

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