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Eleocharis macrostachya

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Eleocharis macrostachya

Species Name: Eleocharis macrostachya
Common Name: Spike Rush

Found in moist areas. Sends rhizomes to form a colony. Great along edge of a pond, marsh or vernal pool where it can be allowed to spread.

Plant Family: Cyperaceae
Plant Type: Rush
Height by Width: 3' H x 2' W and spreading
Growth Habit: Low and spreading
Deciduous/Evergreen: Evergreen
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Full to partial sun
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to:
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: Brown (seed head)
Endangered?: Not Listed
Distribution: Temperate montane. Western Hemisphere.
Natural Habitat: Marshes, pond margins, vernal pools, ditches. Elevation: below 7500'.

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