Eleocharis palustris
(spikerush)
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Category: Grasses, Sedges and Rushes

Photo Credits: Robert H. Mohlenbrock, @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database/ USDA SCS. 1989. Midwest wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide to plant species. Midwest National Technical Center, Lincoln

Height: 36 – 48 inches


Spread:  24 inches


Location: Bottom


Native Status: NE


Comments & Cautions:
may self-seed


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

The plant DOES NOT have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

spreads by rhizomes

Foliage

leafless green stems grow from base of plant

Flowers

greenish-brown, inconspicuous spikelets on stems, June-September; yellow-brown seed heads

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