New York Metropolitan Flora

Eleocharis tortilis (Link) Schultes - Twisted Spike-rush

Native , Historical

By Science Staff

Not peer reviewed

Last Modified 01/19/2012

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Common Names

Twisted Spike-rush

General Discussion

Last seen in our area in Nassau Co., NY (the northeastern-most limit of its historic range) in 1903, and now persumed extirpated from NY. Rare in NJ and historically recorded as far north as Burlington and Ocean Cos., this species could possibly appear in Monmouth Co.