Eleocharis palustris

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Eleocharis palustris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Poales
Family: Cyperaceae
Genus: Eleocharis
Species: E. palustris
Binomial name
Eleocharis palustris
(L.) Roem. & Schult.
  • Scirpus palustris L.
  • Eleocharis eupalustris Lindb. f.

Eleocharis palustris (common spike-rush, creeping spike-rush or marsh spike-rush) is a species of mat-forming perennial plants in the genus Eleocharis (and subgenus Eleocharis) growing in wetlands throughout the Boreal Kingdom. E. palustris is not easily distinguished from other closely related species and is extremely variable worldwide itself.


The main species can be found everywhere in North America, except for Florida, Georgia and Mexico.[1]


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