Jointed Spikesedge

picture of jointed spikesedgeEleocharis equisetoides

Family:
Cyperaceae

Lifecycle:
Perennial

Native or Introduced:
Native

Nutrient Removal Rating:
High

Wildlife Value:
Low

Invasiveness:
Low

Rooted or Floating:
Rooted

Site Requirements:
Full sun

Maximum Water Depth:
3 inches

Plant Description:
Jointed spikesedge is perennial that produces thin rhizomes with long internodes. Culms (stems) can be soft or firm and are hollow. Leaves possess papery leaf sheaths and highly pointed tips.

Fruiting occurs from late spring to late fall. Plants grow in ponds, lakes, marshes, and streams.

Sources:

  • Flora of North America (see link below)

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