Eleocharis palustris (Creeping spikerush)

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native perennial occurring in wet places from sea level to mid-mountain throughout North America. Spreads rapidly and is very alkaline tolerant. Useful for quick stabilization, and valuable as a forage and cover plant for waterfowl.

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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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