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Eleocharis rostellata (Torr.) Torr.
Beaked spikerush, Leap Frog Spike Rush
Synonyms: Eleocharis rostellata var. occidentalis
Eleocharis rostellata var. congdonii
USDA Symbol: elro2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Grasslike perrenial with stems that are 40-100 cm long; 1-2mm wide and clustered on a rootstock.
Bloom InformationBloom Color:
Not Applicable Bloom Time:
May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct Bloom Notes: Perianth
absent. Bloom time denotes fruiting period for
AL , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , GA , ID , IL , IN , KS , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TX , UT , VA , WA , WI , WV , WY Canada: NS USDA Native Status: L48(N), PR(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Beaked spikerush occurs in saline or alkaline wetlands
BenefitUse Wildlife: Waterfowl eat the stems, roots, and achenes of spikerush.
Spikerush palatability is low for livestock and wildlife.
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
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Record Modified: 2007-01-31
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, TMH