Calflora
Taxon  Report   2911    
Eleocharis macrostachya  Britton
Common spikerush,  Creeping spike rush, Pale spikerush, Wire grass
Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2001 John Game
Eleocharis macrostachya, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis macrostachya
© 2009 Keir Morse
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis perlonga
PLANTS: Eleocharis xyridiformis
More information about  Eleocharis macrostachya
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 (ELMA5)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 16, 2018).

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