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Eleocharis olivacea var. olivacea

Eleocharis olivacea Torr. var. olivacea

Bright Green Spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eleocharis flaccida var. olivacea, Eleocharis flavescens var. olivacea


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), HI (I), PR (N), CAN (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 Notes: Perianth absent.


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MS , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA , VT , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Additional resources

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


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

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