OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Monocots: Commelinids: Poales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae   Go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-001:
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis equisetoides

 

COMMON NAME:
Horsetail Spikerush


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image of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / USDA Wetland flora: Field office illustrated guide    pnd_eleq_002_lvd

        

image of Eleocharis equisetoides, Horsetail Spikerush

Patrick D. McMillan    pdmeequisetoides_fs188

July        

Spikes many-flowered, not wider than stem; stem knotted or jointed, per Field Guide to the Grasses, Sedges & Rushes of the US.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (10/20/20):
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 030-03-001:
Eleocharis equisetoides   FAMILY Cyperaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Eleocharis equisetoides

 

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2430

Grass, Sedge, or Rush
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Uncommon

Habitat: Quiet waters of limesink (doline) ponds, natural lakes, borrow pits, ditches, artificial millponds, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple - leaves consist of bladeless sheaths

FLOWER:
Summer/Fall
Bisexual
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Summer/Fall
Yellowish/Reddish
Nutlet

 

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