Taxon  Report   2918    
Eleocharis parvula  (Roem. & Schult.) Link ex Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Dwarf spikerush,  Small spikerush
Eleocharis parvula, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, and is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
also called Heleocharis parvula
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).   CNPS Inventory
Observation Search
(50 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Genus: Eleocharis
Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: salt-marsh, coastal

Communities: Coastal Salt Marsh, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEF: Scirpus parvulus
JEF + PLANTS: Scirpus nanus
JEF: Eleocharis pygmaea
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More information about  Eleocharis parvula
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 14, 2019).