Taxon  Report   2905 
Eleocharis acicularis  (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Needle spike rush,  Needle spikerush
Eleocharis acicularis
© 2015 Vernon Smith
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Eleocharis acicularis
© 2015 Keir Morse
Eleocharis acicularis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
Eleocharis acicularis, 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 acicularis
© 2015 Keir Morse
Valley Grassland, Coastal Sage Scrub, Sagebrush Scrub, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Distribution by County 

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Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
More information about  Eleocharis acicularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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:   (Accessed: Aug 21, 2018).

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