Taxon  Report   2912    
Eleocharis montevidensis  Kunth
Montevideo spike rush,  Sand spikerush
Eleocharis montevidensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis montevidensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis montevidensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis montevidensis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

Interactive Distribution Map

Observation Hotline
(observation details)

point, line, or polygon

Plant Characteristics
and Associations
Eleocharis montevidensis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis arenicola
PLANTS: Eleocharis palmeri
More information about  Eleocharis montevidensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


Search the International Plants Names Index

Search (Flora of North America)

website references from Google

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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).