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COMMON SPIKE-RUSH Eleocharis palustris (Cyperaceae) Height to 50cm. Creeping, hairless perennial with green, leafless stems. Grows in marshes and pond margins. FLOWERS are brown and borne in terminal, egg-shaped spikelets of 20-70 flowers (May-Jul). FRUITS are yellowish brown. LEAVES are reduced to brownish, basal sheaths on the stems. STATUS-Widespread and locally common throughout.
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COMMON SPIKE-RUSH Eleocharis palustris (Cyperaceae) Height to 50cm. Creeping, hairless perennial with green, leafless stems. Grows in marshes and pond margins. FLOWERS are brown and borne in terminal, egg-shaped spikelets of 20-70 flowers (May-Jul). FRUITS are yellowish brown. LEAVES are reduced to brownish, basal sheaths on the stems. STATUS-Widespread and locally common throughout.

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Date: 5 Aug 2012
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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