Taxon  Report   2908 
Eleocharis atropurpurea  (Retz.) Kunth
Purple spikerush
Eleocharis atropurpurea
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Eleocharis atropurpurea, 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 atropurpurea
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian
Habitat: disturbed
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Eleocharis multiflora
PLANTS: Scirpus atropurpureus
More information about  Eleocharis atropurpurea
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Mar 21, 2018).

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