Eleocharis palustris

Eleocharis palustris

Creeping spikerush

Previous scientific name(s): Scirpus palustris

Cool season, strongly rhizomatous, native perennial occurring in wet places from sea level to mid-montane throughout North America. Spreads rapidly and is very alkaline tolerant. Useful for quick stabilization, and valuable as a forage and cover plant for waterfowl.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 12 
in.
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Sodformer
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
16 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Average
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Average
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Best

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 4 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
22.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
620,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
No