New York Metropolitan Flora

Eleocharis ambigens Fern. - Creeping Spike-rush

Native

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 03/16/2012

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Common Names

Creeping Spike-rush

General Discussion

This species is part of the extremely difficult circumpolar E. palustris complex- the taxonomic status of E. ambigens is problematic; perhaps better included within a more broadly circumscribed E. uniglumis.

E. ambigens has been reported from unspecified localities in Connecticut and New Jersey; but no definitive specimens have been seen.