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Eleocharis rostellata (Torr.) Torr.
Beaked spikerush, Leap Frog Spike Rush
Synonym(s): Eleocharis rostellata var. congdonii, Eleocharis rostellata var. occidentalis, Scirpus rostellatus
USDA Symbol: elro2
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
, WY Canada: NS
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
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-31
Research By: DEW, JSC, ADA, TMH