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Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis

Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult. var. acicularis

Needle Spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eleocharis acicularis var. gracilescens, Eleocharis acicularis var. occidentalis, Eleocharis acicularis var. submersa, Eleocharis acicularis var. typica


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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet , Terminal
Leaf: No apparent leaves.
Flower: Perianth absent.
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Not Applicable
Bloom Notes: Perianth absent.


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

Additional resources

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


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

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