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Eleocharis tenuis var. tenuis

Eleocharis tenuis (Willd.) Schult. var. tenuis

Slender Spikerush

Cyperaceae (Sedge Family)

Synonym(s): Eleocharis capitata, Scirpus quadrangulatus, Trichophyllum tenue


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Grass/Grass-like
Root Type: Fibrous
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Leaf Venation: Parallel
Inflorescence: Spikelet
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AL , CT , DC , DE , GA , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NB , NS , PE

Additional resources

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


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

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