Eleocharis quadrangulata (Michx.) Roem. & Schult.

Spike Rush


CC = 5
CW = -5
MOC = 34

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Family - Cyperaceae

Stems - No info yet.

Eleocharis_quadrangulata_stem.jpg Cross-section of the stem.

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Leaves - No info yet.

Eleocharis_quadrangulata_leaf.jpg Sheath of the stem.

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Inflorescence - No info yet.

Flowers - No info yet.

Eleocharis_quadrangulata_flowers.jpg Flowers.

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Flowering - June - October.

Habitat - Pond margins, lakes, streams, in shallow water.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This species can be found mainly in the southern half of Missouri. The plant is easy to identify becasue of its sharply 4-angled stems and terminal spike. The plant grows along the waters edge and is rarely found deeply submerged.

Photographs taken at the S-F Boy Scout Ranch, Iron County, MO., 7-10-04.