Eleocharis atropurpurea (Retz.) J. Presl & C. Presl
Common Name: PURPLE SPIKE-RUSH
Coefficient of Conservatism: 9
Coefficient of Wetness: -3
Wetness Index: FACW
Physiognomy: Nt A-Sedge
Status: E
Eleocharis atropurpurea M. R. Penskar

Sandy shores of lakes and ponds with fluctuating water levels. A tiny annual, like E. geniculata in having shiny black achenes, but even smaller. First collected in Michigan by J. A. Churchill in Muskegon Co. (see Churchill, 1976).

Locations

Allegan County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1101.