Taxon  Report   2918    
Eleocharis parvula  (Roem. & Schult.) Link ex Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Dwarf spikerush,  Small spikerush
Eleocharis parvula
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
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Eleocharis parvula
© 2018 Ron Vanderhoff
Eleocharis parvula
© 2012 Janell Hillman
Eleocharis parvula, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Heleocharis parvula
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   8th Edition

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Eleocharis parvula
© 2012 Janell Hillman
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: salt-marsh, coastal

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Chaetocyperus membranacea
PLANTS: Scirpus nanus
PLANTS: Eleocharis parvula var. coloradoensis
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More information about  Eleocharis parvula
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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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).