[Spikerushes: The Genus Eleocharis in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush

Eleocharis palustris

Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris

Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris) - Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris)

A close-up photo of the inflorescence and habitat of creeping spikerush as seen in a moist ditch along Old Highway 8 adjacent to Rowland Lake between Bingen and Lyle, WA................May 20, 2011. Note the rhizomatous nature of this species which helps differentiate this species from the similar (and tufted) Eleocharis ovata which is also found in the Gorge.


Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris)

Close-up of the inflorescence of Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris) - Close-up of the inflorescence of Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris)

Additional photos of common spikerush as seen along the Columbia River shoreline at the east side of the Sandy River Delta, Troutdale, Oregon.............September 8, 2012.

Inflorescence of Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris) - Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris)


Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris) - Common Spikerush, Creeping Spikerush: Eleocharis palustris (Synonyms: Eleocharis macrostachya, Eleocharis mamilata, Eleocharis palustris var. major, Eleocharis palustris var. palustris, Eleocharis smallii, Eleocharis uniglumis, Scirpus palustris)

What appears to be common spikerush as seen in vernally inundated meadows at Panakanic in western Klickitat County...........May 17, 2013.

Paul Slichter