Eleocharis wolfii (Gray) Gray ex Britt. in H.N. Patterson

Locations ofEleocharis wolfii (Gray) Gray ex Britt. in H.N. Patterson in Virginia

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Family
Cyperaceae
Botanical Name
Eleocharis wolfii (Gray) Gray ex Britt. in H.N. Patterson
Common Name
Wolf's Spikerush
Synonym(s)
Flora of Virginia Name/Status
Eleocharis wolfii (Gray) Gray ex Britt. in H.N. Patterson
Comments
The only known record for the mid-Atlantic region. Due to its immature condition, the 1995 collection went undetected until 2006. Resembling E. compressa in the compressed culms, but having distinctive hyaline leaf sheaths.
Habitat
Poorly drained oak flatwoods dominated by Quercus phellos, Q. palustris, and Q. bicolor, in a Triassic Basin floodplain. Rare, sw. Piedmont, known only from floodplains with clay hardpan soils along the Banister River in Pittsylvania County.
Native Status
Native

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