Taxon  Report   2911    
Eleocharis macrostachya  Britton
Common spikerush,  Creeping spike rush, Pale spikerush, Wire grass
Eleocharis macrostachya, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California and and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Bloom Period
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: (many plant communities), wetland-riparian
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Eleocharis perlonga
PLANTS: Eleocharis xyridiformis
ICPN: Heleocharis palustris
More information about  Eleocharis macrostachya
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 31, 2020).