Taxon  Report   2913    
Eleocharis obtusa  (Willd.) Schult.
Blunt spike rush,  Blunt spikerush, Broad spiked spikerush
Eleocharis obtusa
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Eleocharis obtusa
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Eleocharis obtusa, a monocot, is an annual grasslike herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Eleocharis obtusa
© 2008 Louis-M. Landry
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. ellipsoidalis
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. gigantea
PLANTS: Eleocharis obtusa var. jejuna
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More information about  Eleocharis obtusa
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Jepson eFlora

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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 20, 2019).