Eleocharis acicularis

ClassificationMonocots
FamilyCyperaceae
Family (Traditional)Cyperaceae
GenusEleocharis
SpeciesEleocharis acicularis (L.) Roem. & Schult.
Common Nameneedle spikerush
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: White; Fruit Color: Brown ;
*Average C-Value: 4.1
C value 4
StatusNative; AGCP (OBL), EMP (OBL) (NWPL); TN[SNR] KY[S5] (State Rank); G5 (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.

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Ecoregions
  • 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

Synonyms

SynonymFull Citation
Scirpus acicularis Scirpus acicularis

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: Adair (KY), Ballard (KY), Bath (KY), Bell (KY), Calloway (KY), Campbell (KY), Carter (KY), Hardin (KY), Hart (KY), Johnson (KY), Lyon (KY), Marshall (KY), Pike (KY), Powell (KY), Simpson (KY), Trigg (KY), Warren (KY), Benton (TN), Coffee (TN), Cumberland (TN), Dyer (TN), Franklin (TN), Grundy (TN), Hamilton (TN), Henry (TN), Houston (TN), Humphreys (TN), Johnson (TN), Lake (TN), Marion (TN), Monroe (TN), Montgomery (TN), Obion (TN), Putnam (TN), Rutherford (TN), Stewart (TN), Sullivan (TN), Van Buren (TN), Warren (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ETSU, UOS, VDB, APSC, BEREA, EKY, HTTU, KNK, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1949 - 2016

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
31234100080660 Lyon Kentucky 28 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4404
EKY
Eleocharis acicularis
31234100080652 Ballard Kentucky 06 Jul 1979 Raymond Athey
4353
EKY
Eleocharis acicularis
31234100080645 Adair Kentucky 11 Jul 1988 Bruce Hoagland
315
EKY
Eleocharis acicularis
31234100080678 Pike Kentucky 13 Aug 1964 Elizabeth M. Browne
9201.5
EKY
Eleocharis acicularis
31234100080686 Putnam Tennessee 02 Aug 1979 Botany 4045 Field Trip students
EKY
Eleocharis acicularis
BEREA004228 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Eleocharis acicularis
BEREA004229 Putnam Tennessee
BEREA
Eleocharis acicularis
ETSU002290 Sullivan Tennessee
ETSU
Eleocharis acicularis
31973000011542 Bath Kentucky
KNK
Eleocharis acicularis
31973000011543 Campbell Kentucky
KNK
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042050 Van Buren Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042142 Coffee Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042038 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042051 Warren Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042040 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042570 Dyer Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042046 Montgomery Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042039 Grundy Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042045 Monroe Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042036 Benton Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042041 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042048 Rutherford Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042043 Lake Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042047 Obion Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
UCHT003897 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Eleocharis acicularis
UCHT003896 Marion Tennessee
UCHT
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0072466 Cumberland Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039538 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Aug 1983 Edward Chester
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0072348 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039534 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039533 Montgomery Tennessee 17 Jul 1949 Alfred Clebsch
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0071532 Simpson Kentucky 12 Jul 1957 Kellerman
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039526 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039535 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0084529 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039539 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0071529 Johnson Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0071533 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039521 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0041091 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0068226 Trigg Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039528 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039527 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
BEREA004225 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Eleocharis acicularis
BEREA004227 Calloway Kentucky
BEREA
Eleocharis acicularis
BEREA004226 Bell Kentucky
BEREA
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042555 Lyon Kentucky
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0243497 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042037 Cumberland Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042049 Stewart Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042554 Carter Kentucky
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042042 Hamilton Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0042044 Marion Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039520 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0068225 Marshall Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039525 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039531 Houston Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039519 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0068227 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0068232 Powell Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039522 Stewart Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0071531 Warren Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0068228 Hardin Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0073863 Hart Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039532 Marion Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039530 Humphreys Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039523 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0071530 Campbell Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039536 Henry Tennessee
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039524 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
APSC0039518 Lyon Kentucky
APSC
Eleocharis acicularis
HTTU007113 Johnson Tennessee
HTTU
Eleocharis acicularis
UOS06953 Franklin Tennessee 18 Jul 2006 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Eleocharis acicularis
UOS00115 Franklin Tennessee 12 Oct 2016 Ansl
UOS
Eleocharis acicularis
UOS06954 Franklin Tennessee 02 Jul 1997 Yolande M. Gottfried
UOS
Eleocharis acicularis
UOS06955 Van Buren Tennessee 29 Aug 2002 Chris A. Fleming
UOS
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164637 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164636 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164634 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164638 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164641 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164633 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164632 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164639 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
TENN-V-0243534 Humphreys Tennessee
TENN
Eleocharis acicularis
UCHT037642 Cumberland Tennessee
UCHT
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164640 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164631 Tennessee
VDB
Eleocharis acicularis
BRIT164635 Tennessee
VDB
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