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Plant Name:

Common Spikerush

Scientific Name:

Eleocharis palustris


Common Spikerush is a perennial rush with slender, cylindrical stems and small spikelets at the tips.


Wetlands, marshes, shallow water


Common Spikerush provides habitat for various wildlife species, including birds, insects, and small aquatic animals. The dense growth of the plant can provide cover and nesting sites for birds.

Growing Conditions:

Common Spikerush thrives in wet or submerged soils and prefers full sun.


Common Spikerush has been used for wetland restoration and erosion control projects. The plant also plays a role in stabilizing shorelines and improving water quality.

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Fun Facts:

Common Spikerush is also known as "Marsh Spike Rush" or "Water Spike Rush".

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