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Eleocharis obtusa

More About Eleocharis obtusa

  • A clumping grass with slender dark green cylindrical stems
  • Each stem is topped with a small dark brown oblong flower spike
  • Small narrow leaves are sometimes present near the base of the plant
  • This is an annual grass that freely reseeds
  • Bloom Time: June to August

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario 

 

Eleocharis is not a grass; it is a sedge.

Zone:

5

Height:

20-40 cm

Spread:

20-25 cm

Colour:

Brown
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Blunt Spikerush Growing and Maintenance Tips

Thrives in wetlands, bogs, and pond areas in full sun to partial shade.  


Eleocharis obtusa Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Wetland (Root submerged)
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Summer

Habit

Vase-shape
Upright

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Eleocharis obtusa

Eleocharis palustris

Eleocharis palustris

Common Spikerush