Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

Botanical Illustration

Kitty Kohout

Kurt Stüber

Robert W. Freckmann
Family Cyperaceae
Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult.
common spike-rush, marsh spike-rush
Eleocharis: Greek elos for "marsh" and charis for grace, referring to marsh plant
palustris: "of marshes"
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-40" tall, semi-aquatic, emergent sedge, alone or in spaced cluster; from rhizomes
Flower: in spiral covered by brownish scales; inflorescence solitary pointed spikelet
Fruit:gold brown nutlet with half of top covered with a cap
Leaf:sheaths as base of stem
Habitat: wet; marshes, ditches, shores, water to 6' deep
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Eleocharis calva Torr. var. australis (Nees) H.St.John
Eleocharis mamillata auct. non H.Lindb.
Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult. var. australis Nees
Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult. var. major Sond.
Eleocharis smallii Britton
Eleocharis smallii Britton var. major (Sond.) F.Seym.
Scirpus palustris L.

         
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