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Delicate Spikerush - Eleocharis bella

Status Under Review

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU

Agency Status
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USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 4

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General Description
Fibrous-rooted annual. Stems ascending to erect, 1–8 cm, tufted. Spikelet 1–3 mm long with 3 to 15 flowers. Scales ca. 1 mm long, purplish with a green midrib and hyaline margins. Flowers: bristles absent; stigmas 3. Achenes whitish, honeycombed, obovoid, 0.5–1 mm long with a flattened, apiculate tubercle (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
WA to MT south to CA, AZ and NM (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Vernally wet soil along ponds, streams; valleys to montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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