Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 11899 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Common name   common spikerush
Donna M. Barnes   5350  
Coll. Date 08 August 2006 
United States
Garfield County
Locality [Aquarius Plateau], Hays Lakes, along FR 173;
     Elev.: 9814 ft. (2992 m.)
Habitat Notes small, shallow lake, in water. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 38° 3'  18" N, 111° 46'  1" W
Datum WGS84 
Uncertainty Polygon diameter (with coordinate as origin): 30" (900 m.)


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roemer & J.A. Schultes

     Eleocharis calva var. australis (Nees) St. John
     Eleocharis macrostachya Britt.
     Eleocharis mamillata auct. non Lindb. f.
     Eleocharis palustris var. australis Nees
     Eleocharis palustris var. major Sonder
     Eleocharis palustris var. vigens Bailey
     Eleocharis perlonga Fern. & Brack.
     Eleocharis smallii Britt.
     Eleocharis smallii var. major (Sonder) Seymour
     Eleocharis xyridiformis Fern. & Brack.

Common Name(s): common spikerush, creeping spikerush, spikesedge.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=40019, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Liliopsida
                        Subclass: Commelinidae
                            Order: Cyperales
                                Family: Cyperaceae
                                    Genus: Eleocharis
                                        Species: Eleocharis palustris


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 11899s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
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Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
11896 Arnica chamissonis  var. foliosa   "Chamisso's arnica" same section
11905 Artemisia cana  var. viscidula   "silver sagebrush" same section
11894 Campanula parryi      "Parry's bellflower" same section
11898 Carex athrostachya      "slenderbeak sedge" same section
11900 Eleocharis acicularis      "needle spikerush" same section
11901 Glyceria borealis      "boreal mannagrass" same section
11895 Orthocarpus luteus      "yellow owl's-clover" same section
11903 Potamogeton gramineus  var. gramineus   "variableleaf pondweed" same section
11897 Potentilla concinna      "elegant cinquefoil" same section
11904 Sparganium emersum      "European bur-reed" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Hay Lakes (Lake) Garfield County, UT 432 ft. S 9810  Pollywog Lake 
Hay Lakes Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 1.1 mi. NE 9813  Pollywog Lake 
Lost Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 1 mi. W 9794  Pollywog Lake 
Jackass Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. SE 9958  Pollywog Lake 
Pacewell Draw (Valley) Garfield County, UT 1.2 mi. SW   Big Lake 
Lost Knoll (Summit) Garfield County, UT 1.4 mi. W 9892  Pollywog Lake 
Corner Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 1.7 mi. SW 9722  Pollywog Lake 
Lake Philo (Lake) Garfield County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 9915  Big Lake 
Butterfly Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. NE 9725  Big Lake 
Roundup Flat (Flat) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. N 9528  Pollywog Lake 
Butterfly Lake (Lake) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. NE 9725  Big Lake 
Big Swale Reservoir Number 2 (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.8 mi. S 9466  Pollywog Lake 
Spring Knoll (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 9761  Pollywog Lake 
Indian Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2.5 mi. SE 9863  Big Lake 
Antelope Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 3.2 mi. N 9315  Pollywog Lake 
Lost Spring (Spring) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. W 9485  Pollywog Lake 
Big Swale Reservoir Number 1 (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 2.6 mi. W 9476  Pollywog Lake 
Antimony Knoll (Summit) Garfield County, UT 2.7 mi. W 9768  Pollywog Lake 
Indian Spring Reservoir (Reservoir) Garfield County, UT 3.3 mi. S 9653  Big Lake 
Pelham Knoll (Summit) Garfield County, UT 3.4 mi. NE 9764  Big Lake 


Taxon Links for species Eleocharis palustris  (L.) Roem. & Schult.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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