Eleocharis acicularis

Eleocharis acicularis


Spike Rush Category:


Key Information:

Soil: Hydric (Wet-Moist)
Sun: Full Sun
Height: 8 inches
Type: Cool season

More Details:

Suggested Uses: Excellent wetland and shoreline restoration plant! Will grow in submerged, emergent or moist terrestrial conditions. A great addition to a rain garden. Can also be used in freshwater aquariums.  Spreads predominantly by rhizomes but not overly aggressive. Prefers acidic conditions.

Native Range: Native throughout the U.S.

Pollinators/Habitat Value: Wind pollinated but often spreads by rhizomes. These plants provide important protection for tadpoles and small fish in shallow water.

Other Names: Needle Spikerush

More information: USDA plant profile

Photo credit: Robert H. Mohlenbrock and Jennifer Anderson @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs


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