Eleocharis palastris (L.) Roem. & Schult.
FamilyCyperaceae — APG family: Cyperaceae
SynonymsEledcharis macrostachya Britt., Scirpus palustris L.
DescriptionCulms stiff, with reddish basal sheaths from stout, brownish-black rhizome; up- permost sheath with green, oblique mouth; spike lanceolate to ovate, brown, up to 13 mm long, with two basal scales, each clasping half the culm; achenes with obovoid, conical, or pyriform tubercle of considerably varying form and size; style with 2 stigmas; bristles 4, reaching the tubercle.
EcologyWet places, shallow water. Described from Europe.
Circumpolar map indicates range of entire species complex.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.