Taxon  Report   2908 
Eleocharis atropurpurea  (Retz.) Kunth
Purple spikerush
Eleocharis atropurpurea
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Eleocharis atropurpurea, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis atropurpurea
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed [Walker]
Wetlands:Usually occurs in wetlands, but occasionally found in non wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Eleocharis multiflora
PLANTS: Scirpus atropurpureus
More information about  Eleocharis atropurpurea
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2016. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 25, 2016).

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