Taxon  Report   2910 
Eleocharis geniculata  (L.) Roemer & Schultes
Bent spikerush,  Canada spikesedge
Eleocharis geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Eleocharis geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis geniculata, 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 geniculata
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian
Habitat: freshwater-marsh [Walker]
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Eleocharis capitata var. dispar
PLANTS: Eleocharis caribaea var. dispar
PLANTS: Eleocharis caribaea
PLANTS: Scirpus caribaea
PLANTS: Scirpus geniculata
More information about  Eleocharis geniculata
Jepson eFlora

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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 27, 2016).

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