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Native Wetland Plants

Eleocharis acicularis

Least spikerush

More About Least spikerush

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

Eleocharis acicularis, Least spikerush, is a perennial with smooth round solid stems which form an oval spike flower on the tips. Just under 1' tall, it can be grown individually or in nice tight clusters along shorelines or shallow water forming an ankle deep almost turf-like mat. Eleocharis acicularis is a pioneering wetland species that handles water fluctuations quite well making it ideally suited for ponds and basins that undergo large draw downs.

Bloom Color

White

Eleocharis acicularis 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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