Taxon  Report   2922    
Eleocharis rostellata  (Torr.) Torr.
Beaked spikerush,  Walking sedge
Eleocharis rostellata
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
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Eleocharis rostellata
© 2013 Robert Steers/NPS
Eleocharis rostellata
© 2015 Neal Kramer
Eleocharis rostellata, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis rostellata
© 2015 Steve Matson
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Alkali Sink, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN + PLANTS: Eleocharis rostellata var. congdonii
PLANTS: Eleocharis rostellata var. occidentalis
PLANTS: Scirpus rostellatus
More information about  Eleocharis rostellata
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 21, 2019).