Taxon  Report   2906    
Eleocharis acicularis  (L.) Roem. & Schult.  var. acicularis 
Needle spike rush,  Needle spikerush
Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis
© 2004 Carol W. Witham
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Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis
© 2015 Keir Morse
Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis acicularis var. submersa
PLANTS: Eleocharis acicularis var. typica
More information about  Eleocharis acicularis var. acicularis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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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 19, 2019).