Eleocharis compressa Sull.

  • 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 compressa Sull.

  • Description

    Species Description - Stems slender, compressed and often twisted, with 9–14 vascular bundles; scales lance-ovate, prolonged into a scarious acuminate tip, often bifid or lacerate in age; achene golden to brown, 1–1.5 mm; tubercle depressed to rounded-conic; 2n=18, 20, 24, 36; otherwise much like no. 14 [Eleocharis tenuis (Willd.) Schult.]. Marshes and shores; Ont. to Sask., s. to Ga. and Tex. (E. acuminata) Passes into E. tenuis var. borealis.