Eleocharis compressa Sullivant var. compressa

Locations ofEleocharis compressa  Sullivant var. compressa in Virginia

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Family
Cyperaceae
Botanical Name
Eleocharis compressa Sullivant var. compressa
Common Name
Flattened Spikerush
Synonym(s)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Eleocharis compressa Sullivant var. compressa
Comments
Sharing a number of characters with E. elliptica of which it is sometimes considered a variety; interpreted here in the narrow sense with very flattened and gently twisted culms.
Habitat
Seasonally exposed or frequently flood-scoured, rocky riverside bars and outcrops; spring seeps in dry woodlands and barrens over calcareous or mafic rocks; and upland depression swamps and ponds. Rare, mountains and n. Piedmont.
Native Status
Native

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