Calflora
Taxon  Report   2922    
Eleocharis rostellata  (Torr.) Torr.
Beaked spikerush,  Walking sedge
Eleocharis rostellata
© 2015 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis rostellata
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Eleocharis rostellata
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Eleocharis rostellata, 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 rostellata
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Eleocharis rostellata var. congdonii
PLANTS: Eleocharis rostellata var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Scirpus rostellatus
More information about  Eleocharis rostellata
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 (ELRO2)

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 14, 2018).

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