Host an Event Volunteer Join Tickets

Support the plant database you love!

Share

Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:

Eleocharis kamtschatica

Eleocharis kamtschatica (C.A. Mey.) Kom.

Kamchatka Spike-rush, Kamchatka Spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge family)

Synonym(s): Scirpus kamtschaticus

USDA Symbol: ELKA

USDA Native Status: AK (N), CAN (N)

 

From the Image Gallery

No images of this plant

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Fruit Type: Achene
Size Notes: Up to about 2 feet tall.
Fruit: Achenes yellow, straw-colored, or medium brown.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Brown
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Perianth of 0-9 bristles. Bloom color refers to spikelets. Bloom time refers to fruiting period.

Distribution

USA: AK
Canada: BC , MB , NL , ON , QC
Native Habitat: Brackish (to possibly fresh) marshes, meadows, ponds.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FACW
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.

Web Reference

Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-30
Research By: CBR

Go back