Eleocharis palustris (Creeping spikerush)

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native perennial occurring in wet meadows, marshes and waterways, from sea level up to more than 10,000 ft. elevation. Pioneer species spreads rapidly in neutral, alkaline or saline soils. Tolerant of inundated or seasonal flooding, but also periods of drought. Able to fix nitrogen. Use for quick stabilization in riparian and wetlands, native forage and wildlife food and nesting cover.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Poaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Graminoid

Native Status: Native

Season: Cool

Growth Form: Rhizomatous

Mature Height: 15 in.

Annual Precipitation: 16-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: Low

Shade Tolerance: Intolerant

Elevation: 

Wetland Indicator Status: OBL

Fire Resistance: Yes

Fire Tolerance: Medium

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: No

Fine Texture: Yes

Salinity Tolerance: Low

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 4.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 620,000

Seeding Rate: 2-4 PLS lbs/acre

Season: Spring/Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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