Taxon  Report   2916    
Eleocharis pachycarpa  E. Desv.
Black sand spikerush,  Broad fruit spikerush
Eleocharis pachycarpa
© 2003 Steve Matson
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Eleocharis pachycarpa
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis pachycarpa, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Eleocharis pachycarpa
© 2003 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, Foothill Woodland, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: coastal, salt-marsh

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Eleocharis pachycarpa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).