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Eleocharis geniculata (L. ) Roem. & Schult.
Scirpus geniculatus; Eleocharis caribaea; Scirpus caribaeus

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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Tracheophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Poales  
 Family Cyperaceae  
 Genus Eleocharis  
  Eleocharis geniculata    (L.) Roem. & Schult. 
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Synonyms: Bulbostylis capitata Bulbostylis geniculatus Chlorocharis capitata Chlorocharis geniculata Cyperus capitatus Eleocharis brizantha Eleocharis capitata Eleocharis capitata dispar Eleocharis capitata typica Eleocharis caribaea Eleocharis caribaea achlamydea details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 5: 259, 2000. CONABIO, 2009. Catálogo taxonómico de especies de México. Cap. nat. México 1. Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds. 2002. Magnoliophyta: Commelinidae(in part): Cyperaceae. Fl. N. Amer. 23: i–xxiv, 1–608. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez(eds.) 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75: i–viii, 1–1182.
Name Code: 201303
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Eleocharis geniculata (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Canada spikesedge

General Information
Symbol: ELGE
Group: Monocot
Family: Cyperaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Graminoid
Native Status : CAN   N
HI   I
L48   N
PB   N
PR   N
VI   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
ELCAD Eleocharis capitata (L.) R. Br. var. dispar (E.J. Hill) Fernald
ELCA2 Eleocharis caribaea (Rottb.) S.F. Blake
ELCAD2 Eleocharis caribaea (Rottb.) S.F. Blake var. dispar (E.J. Hill) S.F. Blake
SCCA8 Scirpus caribaea Rottb.
SCGE4 Scirpus geniculata L.


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Cyperales
Family Cyperaceae – Sedge family
Genus Eleocharis R. Br. – spikerush
Species Eleocharis geniculata (L.) Roem. & Schult. – Canada spikesedge

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Indiana capitate spike-rush Threatened
Michigan Eleocharis caribaea
spike-rush Threatened
Ohio Eleocharis caribaea
Caribbean spikerush Endangered
Pennsylvania Eleocharis caribaea
capitate spike-rush Endangered

Wetland Status

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Caribbean OBL
Hawaii OBL
North America
Arid West OBL
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FACW
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont FACW
Great Plains FACW
Midwest FACW
Northcentral & Northeast OBL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast OBL

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USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants (ELGE)



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