Taxon  Report   2918 
Eleocharis parvula  (Roem. & Schult.) Link ex Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Dwarf spikerush,  Small spikerush
Eleocharis parvula
© 2004 Steve Matson
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Eleocharis parvula
© 2004 Steve Matson
Eleocharis parvula
© 2012 Janell Hillman
Eleocharis parvula, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Heleocharis parvula
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Eleocharis parvula
© 2012 Janell Hillman
Genus: Eleocharis
Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian
Habitat: salt-marsh, coastal
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands
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Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Chaetocyperus membranacea
PLANTS: Scirpus nanus var. anachaetus
PLANTS: Eleocharis parvula var. coloradoensis
PLANTS: Eleocharis parvula var. anachaeta
PLANTS: Eleocharis membranacea
PLANTS: Eleocharis leptos
PLANTS: Eleocharis leptos var. johnstonii
PLANTS: Eleocharis leptos var. coloradoensis
PLANTS: Scirpus nanus
CNPS: Heleocharis parvula
More information about  Eleocharis parvula
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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 15, 2018).

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