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39a. Eleocharis flavescens (Poiret) Urban var. flavescens

Pale spikerush

Eleocharis flavescens var. thermalis (Rydberg) Cronquist; E. thermalis Rydberg

Culms to 42 cm. Floral scales brown to stramineous. Flowers: perianth bristles vestigial to slightly exceeding achene, rarely longer. Achenes red-brown to dark brown when ripe, 0.4–0.8(–1.1) × 0.3–0.6 mm, apex rarely highly constricted proximal to tubercle. Tubercles 0.2–0.5 × 0.2–0.4 mm. 2n = 30.

Fruiting mid spring–winter. Brackish creeks, canal banks, dune depressions, hammocks, hot springs, irrigation ditches, maritime mud flats, salt marshes; 0–300(–1600) m; Ala., Ariz., Ark., Calif., Fla., Ga., Idaho, La., Miss., Mont., N.C., S.C., Tex., Utah, Va., Wyo.; West Indies; South America.


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