Spikerush

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SPIKERUSH, Blunt spikerush Eleocharis obtusa - Cyperaceae, Sedge Family

DESCRIPTION: Erect, tufted, short, grass-like, annual
Height: To 18 inches
Flowers: Light-brown blunt spikelets 1/2 inch
long, late winter through fall
Fruit: Achene, flat with 6 barbed bristles
Foliage: Narrow, grass-like
Growth rate: Slow to moderate

REQUIREMENTS:
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Soil: Sandy or clay soils
Drainage: Poor
Water: Flooded to moist
Maintenance: Little needed
Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Coastal prairies and marshes near the coast and inland along roadside ditches and around ponds and streams

WILDLIFE USE: Achenes are eaten by waterfowl.

COMMENTS: In mass it is a striking plant, especially topped with its blunt spikelets

 

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Revised: May 15, 2012
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