Eleocharis quinqueflora (Hartmann) O. Schwarz
Common Name: SPIKE-RUSH
Synonym: Eleocharis pauciflora
Coefficient of Conservatism: 10
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Sedge

E. pauciflora of Michigan Flora.

Almost always on wet sandy, gravelly, usually marly shores and flats, sometimes in fens; always in calcareous soils. An easy to overlook plant, especially when growing sparsely among other vegetation.


Alcona County
Alger County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Barry County
Benzie County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
    Including Drummond Island
Delta County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Hillsdale County
Houghton County
Huron County
Iosco County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
    Including Fox Islands
Lenawee County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Manistee County
Mason County
Menominee County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Tuscola County
Washtenaw County
Wexford 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=1118.