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Eleocharis halophila

Eleocharis halophila (Fernald & Brack.) Fernald & Brack.

Saltmarsh Spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eleocharis uniglumis var. halophila

USDA Symbol: ELHA2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet , Terminal

Bloom Information

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


USA: CT , DE , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , RI , VA
Canada: NB , NS , PE

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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