Eleocharis parvula (Roem. & Schult.) Bluff, Nees & Schauer
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge
Status: E
Eleocharis parvula spikelets B. S. Walters spikelets

Known in Michigan from a “salt lick” near Hubbardston, Ionia Co. and brackish wetlands near the Maple River in Clinton Co.; recently collected only near the Maple River. A species of both Atlantic and Pacific coasts, extremely local inland in North America.

A small, delicate plant. The scales are acute to obtuse or rounded, greenish to straw-colored (sometimes with a little brownish on the sides), the lowermost sterile.


Clinton County
Ionia County


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. June 29, 2022. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1116.