Calflora
Taxon  Report   9893    
Eleocharis quinqueflora  (Hartmann) O. Schwarz
Fewflower spikerush
Eleocharis quinqueflora
© 2006 Steve Matson
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Eleocharis quinqueflora
© 2007 Steve Matson
Eleocharis quinqueflora
© 2007 Steve Matson
Eleocharis quinqueflora, 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 quinqueflora
© 2006 Steve Matson
Family: CYPERACEAE  
Genus: Eleocharis
Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs in wetlands

Habitat: meadows

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Eleocharis pauciflora var. bernardina
PLANTS: Eleocharis pauciflora var. fernaldii
PLANTS: Eleocharis quinqueflora ssp. fernaldii
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More information about  Eleocharis quinqueflora
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 (ELQU2)

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 18, 2018).