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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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