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Native Wetland Plants

Eleocharis parvula

Dwarf spikerush

More About Dwarf spikerush

  • Low growth habit
  • Rapid rhizomatous spread
  • Tolerant of water level fluctuation

Eleocharis parvula, Dwarf spikerush, is a perennial with smooth round solid stems which form an oval spike flower on the tips. Just under 3" tall, Dwarf spikerush can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters along shorelines or shallow water forming an ankle deep almost turf-like mat. Dwarf spikerush is pioneering wetland species that handles water fluctuations quite well making it ideally suited for ponds and basins that undergo large drawdowns.

Bloom Color

White

Eleocharis parvula Characteristics & Attributes

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Mature Height
< 1'
Spread Characteristics
Prolific Seeder
Rhizomatous - Rapid
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Spring
Summer
Fall
Pond Zonation
Low Marsh 0 - 6"
Foliage Color
Green
Wildlife Benefits
Amphibians
Cover
Fish
Food
Nesting
Waterfowl
Critter Resistance
Deer Resistant
Wetland Indicator Status
OBL
Plant Type
Bog/Marsh
Flowering Perennial
Marginal
Rush
Attributes
Bio Remediation
Container
Great Foliage
Ground Cover
Mass Planting
Native
Naturalizing
Storm Water Basin
USDA Hardiness Zone
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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