Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 09607 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Eleocharis palustris (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Common name   common spikerush
D.M. Barnes   3956  
   with K.T. Harper
Coll. Date 31 May 2004 
United States
Wayne County
Locality Capitol Reef National Park, researchers campground, along Fremont River.
     Elev.: 5504 ft. (1678 m.)
Habitat Notes orchard area. 
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° 16'  45" N, 111° 15'  3" W
UTM 12 4236816N  478053E 
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
Specimen Notes Catalog: CARE-3295; Accession : CARE-000239 


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: 09607s2.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.
09602 Bassia americana      "green molly" 2130 ft. NW
09603 Chenopodium fremontii  var. incanum  same section
09601 Cryptantha cinerea  var. cinerea   "ashy James' cat's eye" 1 mi. NW
09608 Erioneuron pilosum      "hairy woolly grass" same section
09605 Hymenoxys richardsonii  var. floribunda   "Colorado rubberweed" same section
09609 Juncus arcticus  subsp. littoralis   "mountain rush" same section
06538 Leptodactylon watsonii      "Watson's prickly phlox" 1.2 mi. NW
06823 Marrubium vulgare      "horehound" same section
09600 Psoralidium lanceolatum  var. lanceolatum  1 mi. NW
09606 Schedonorus pratensis      "meadow fescue" same section
09610 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  same section
09604 Sphaeralcea coccinea      "scarlet globemallow" same section
09611 Verbena bracteata      "bigbract verbena" same section
09612 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" same section
09613 Zuckia brandegeei  var. brandegeei   "siltbush" same section


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

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Cuts Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1369 ft. S   Grover 
Fruita Campground (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1469 ft. NE 5427  Fruita 
Fruita (Populated Place) Wayne County, UT 2588 ft. NE 5414  Fruita 
School House Historical Site (Locale) Wayne County, UT 2789 ft. NE 5404  Fruita 
Sulphur Creek (Stream) Wayne County, UT 0.6 mi. NE   Flat Top 
Danish Hill (Summit) Wayne County, UT 0.9 mi. S 5673  Fruita 
Capitol Reef National Park Visitor Center (Locale) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. NW 5499  Twin Rocks 
Longleaf Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. N 6477  Fruita 
Wide Hollow (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1 mi. W   Grover 
Hickman Natural Bridge (Arch) Wayne County, UT 1.2 mi. NE 5637  Fruita 
Cohab Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 1.3 mi. NE   Fruita 
The Castle (Summit) Wayne County, UT 1.5 mi. N 6296  Twin Rocks 
Cassidys Arch (Arch) Wayne County, UT 1.8 mi. SE 5693  Fruita 
Whiskey Flat (Flat) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. NW 5798  Twin Rocks 
Capitol Reef (Ridge) Wayne County, UT 2.6 mi. N 6214  Fruita 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 2.4 mi. E   Golden Throne 
Goosenecks (Bend) Wayne County, UT 2.5 mi. NW 6132  Twin Rocks 
Chimney Rock Canyon (Valley) Wayne County, UT 3.2 mi. N   Twin Rocks 
Mummy Cliff (Cliff) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. NW 6004  Twin Rocks 
Ferns Nipple (Summit) Wayne County, UT 3 mi. SE 6798  Golden Throne 


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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