Sunday, November 07, 2010

blunt spikerush

This is Eleocharis obtusa in the family cyperaceae:

This particular plant was photographed at LeFleur's Bluff state park on May 11, 2010.  This plant is a native of the Contiguous 48 States, Canada and Hawaii.  It isn't a large plant, rather, it has numerous stalks each topped with the flower picture above.  The stalks radiate from a common base that, for this specimen, was obscured by the shallow water/mud it was growing in.

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