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Sonoran Desert Plants
Eleocharis flavescens (Poiret) Urban v. flavescens (Yellow Spikerush)

Crater Range


Habitat: near water
Life Form: rush
Leaf Description: alternate grasslike
Flower Color: brown
Spines: spineless
Family: Cyperaceae (sedge family)
Abundance: uncommon
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 flavescens (Poiret) Urban v. flavescens (opens in a new tab).






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