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Eleocharis parvula

Eleocharis parvula (Roem. & Schult.) Link ex Bluff, Nees & Schauer

Dwarf spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Chaetocyperus membranacea, Eleocharis coloradoensis, Eleocharis leptos, Eleocharis leptos var. coloradoensis, Eleocharis leptos var. johnstonii, Eleocharis membranacea, Eleocharis parvula var. anachaeta, Eleocharis parvula var. coloradoensis, Scirpus nanus, Scirpus nanus var. anachaetus

USDA Symbol: elpa5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N), SPM (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous , Tuberous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Time: Jan , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period for Eleocharis spp.


USA: AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , IA , ID , IL , KS , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NM , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun
CaCO3 Tolerance: None

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Eleocharis parvula in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Eleocharis parvula in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Eleocharis parvula


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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