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

Bloom Period
Genus: Eleocharis
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF + PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. ellipsoidalis
JEF + PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. gigantea
JEF + PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. jejuna
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More information about  Eleocharis obtusa
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: Feb 16, 2020).