Calflora
Taxon  Report   9889    
Eleocharis bella  (Piper) Svenson
Beautiful spikerush
Eleocharis bella
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis bella
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis bella
© 2003 Steve Matson
Eleocharis bella, a monocot, is a perennial grasslike herb that is native to California.

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Eleocharis bella
© 2013 Jake Ruygt
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis acicularis var. minima
ICPN + PLANTS: Eleocharis acicularis var. bella
More information about  Eleocharis bella
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (ELBE)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 10, 2018).

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