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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Plants
Eleocharis coloradoensis (Dwarf Spikerush)

Cabeza Prieta Peak


Habitat: near water, playas
Life Form: rush
Leaf Description: grasslike
Flower Color: tan
Spines: spineless
Family: Cyperaceae (sedge family)
Abundance: rare
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, and J. Malusa. 2013. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: Flora of Southwestern Arizona: Part 5. Monocots except grasses. Phytoneuron 2013-76, 1-59 page 38 (4.6 MB pdf)

Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Eleocharis coloradoensis (opens in a new tab).






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