||Marsh (Eleo) favour (charis); referring to its prference for marshy habitats
|| Knee-like bend; reference to plant unknown
||Scirpus geniculatus L., Bulbostylis capitata (L.) Steven
||Bent Spike-rush, Canada Spike-edge
||Pantropical, as well as some subtropical and temperate regions
Eleocharis geniculata can be found in open wet or marshy areas. It consists of a cluster of stems which are squarish. The tip of each stem holds a brown globose spikelet.
The Bent Spike-rush is considered a rare species in USA and Canada, being threatened by habitat loss and invasive plants (LDWF, 2011).
The Bent Spike-rush grows in wet and marshy areas.
The stem of the sdege is squarish.
Flowers bearing on the spikelet.
The globose spikelets.
ReferencesCorner EJH. (1997) Wayside Trees of Malaya. Volume 2. 4th edition. The Malaysian Nature Society, Kuala Lumpur. 297 pp.
LDWF. (2011) Eleocharis geniculata - Canada spike-sedge Sedge Family (Cyperaceae). Lousiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries. http://www.wlf.louisiana.gov. Accessed on 11-May-2013.
Posted Date: 2013-05-11 / Modified Date: 2015-01-16