Blunt Spike-rush

Eleocharis ovata



Sedge found in wet habitats with sandy soils. Distinguished by shiny and smooth fruits and bristles longer than fruit. Fruits mature from summer to fall. Spikes are ovular and have purple brown scales.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Ovate Spikerush
Plant Family:Cyperaceae
Plant Duration:Annual
Plant Type:Graminoids/Grasses
Fruit Timing:Mid June to early October
Global and State Rank:G5, SNR
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Sandy
Soil Moisture:Wet
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun
Light Range:Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Wet

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