Eleocharis pauciflora (Lightf.) Link

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Eleocharis pauciflora (Lightf.) Link

  • Description

    Species Description - Perennial with clustered stems on a rather short, stout rhizome, also producing long, slender rhizomes with a thickened terminal bud; stems (0.5–)1–3(–4) dm, slender, seldom 1 mm thick distally, not flattened, not proliferous; spikelet ovoid, 4–8 mm, with 3–9 fls; scales ovate, acute to acuminate, 2.5–5.5 mm, the 2 lowest the largest, usually all floriferous; bristles variously longer or shorter than the achene, or obsolete; anthers ca 1.5–2.5 mm; style trifid; achene gray-brown, rounded-trigonous to planoconvex, obovoid, cellular-roughened, 1.9–2.6 mm including the short (to 0.6 mm), thickened, confluent tubercle; 2n=20. Wet calcareous shores and boggy places; circumboreal, s. in Amer. to N.J., Pa., Ind., Io., N.M., and Calif., and in S. Amer.