New York Metropolitan Flora

Eleocharis ovata ( Roth ) Roem. & Schult. - Ovate Spike-rush


By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/19/2012

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Common Names

Ovate Spike-rush

General Discussion

Previously often confused with the common E. obtusa; a critical examination of herbarium specimens and extensive field work from our region reveals that all previous reports of E. ovata are in fact E. obtusa.

E. ovata may eventually be confirmed from our region, but no definitive specimens have yet been seen.