Eleocharis macrostachya

Eleocharis macrostachya

common spikerush



  • Rhizomatous perennial up to 4 feet tall
  • Wetlands, riparian, fresh and brackish water
  • Culms erect, long, slender, soft to rigid glabrous
  • Fruits are yellow or brownish tubercle on one end
  • Found in Bay hills, Diablo, Hamilton, Altamont and Livermore sections

Bay Hills, El Sobrante, Mt. Diablo


1 gallon, Deepot

bloom season Aug
pollinators Birds
growth habit Creeping
dormancy Evergreen
sun Full Sun
flower color Inconspicuous
bloom season Jul
bloom season Jun
bloom season May
water Mod
soil Poor
habitat Riparian
soil Wetland

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