Taxon  Report   2913 
Eleocharis obtusa  (Willd.) Schult.
Blunt spike rush,  Blunt spikerush, Broad spiked spikerush
Eleocharis obtusa
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Eleocharis obtusa
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Eleocharis obtusa, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis obtusa
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Eleocharis
Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian
Habitat: meadows
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. ellipsoidalis
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. gigantea
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. jejuna
ICPN + PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. obtusa
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. peasei
PLANTS: Eleocharis ovata var. obtusa
PLANTS: Scirpus obtusus
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This plant is available commercially.
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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 17, 2018).

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