Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult.
FamilyCyperaceae — APG family: Cyperaceae
SynonymsScirpus acicularis L.
DescriptionAcicular culms with reddish-brown sheaths in small tufts; spikes 3—4 mm long; scales dark brown with greenish midrib and scarious margin; achenes triangular, with minute conical tubercle.
EcologyMuddy places close to water; shallow water. Submerged forms, often sterile, with elongated culms occur. Described from Europe.
Probably much overlooked. Broken line on circumpolar map indicates range of subsp. longiséta (Svens.) Hult. (E. acicularis var. longiseta Svens.).
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.