Calflora
Taxon  Report   2910    
Eleocharis geniculata  (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Bent spikerush,  Canada spikesedge
Eleocharis geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis geniculata, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Plant Characteristics
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Eleocharis geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: freshwater-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis capitata var. dispar
PLANTS: Eleocharis caribaea var. dispar
PLANTS: Eleocharis caribaea
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More information about  Eleocharis geniculata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELGE)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 17, 2018).

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