Taxon  Report   2917    
Eleocharis parishii  Britton
Parish's spike rush,  Parish's spikerush
Eleocharis parishii
© 2008 Keir Morse
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Eleocharis parishii
© 2014 Steve Matson
Eleocharis parishii
© 2010 James M. Andre
Eleocharis parishii, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Eleocharis parishii
© 2014 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Eleocharis disciformis
PLANTS: Eleocharis montevidensis var. disciformis
PLANTS: Eleocharis montevidensis var. parishii
More information about  Eleocharis parishii
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 20, 2019).