Taxon  Report   2911 
Eleocharis macrostachya  Britton
Common spikerush,  Creeping spike rush, Pale spikerush, Wire grass

Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2009 Keir Morse
Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2001 John Game
Eleocharis macrostachya, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Genus: Eleocharis
(many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Wetlands:Occurs almost always under natural conditions in wetlands [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Eleocharis perlonga
PLANTS: Eleocharis xyridiformis
XWALK: Heleocharis palustris
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.


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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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International Plants Names Index

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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Nov 25, 2015).

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