Eleocharis equisetoides

Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
SpeciesEleocharis equisetoides (Elliott) Torr.
Common NameJointed Spikesedge
Growth Habitgraminoid
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: graminoid; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Leaves absent; Simple/Compound: Simple; Leaf Complexity: 0; Leaf Type: Sheath with Scale;
Hypanthium: No; Perianth Absent: No; Flower Color2: Green; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 9.6
C value 10
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[S1] (State Rank); G4 (Global Rank)
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** Not applicable or data not available.

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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


No synonyms exist for this species.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Fentress (TN), Franklin (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: UOS, VDB, KNK, TENN

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
TENN-V-0042101 Rutherford Tennessee
Eleocharis equisetoides
TENN-V-0042099 Fentress Tennessee
Eleocharis equisetoides
UOS06960 Franklin Tennessee Yolande M. Gottfried
Eleocharis equisetoides
BRIT164607 Tennessee
Eleocharis equisetoides
31973000011556 Franklin Tennessee
Eleocharis equisetoides
TENN-V-0042100 Putnam Tennessee
Eleocharis equisetoides
UOS06964 Franklin Tennessee Landon E. McKinney
Eleocharis equisetoides
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