Taxon  Report   2908    
Eleocharis atropurpurea  (Retz.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Purple spikerush
Eleocharis atropurpurea, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Genus: Eleocharis
Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Scirpus atropurpureus
PLANTS: Eleocharis multiflora
More information about  Eleocharis atropurpurea
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: May 24, 2020).