A.k.a. red-based spike-rush. An adaptable, mat forming rush with a broad range. It’s small stature and dense growth make it an ideal species to plant around the edge, or in between taller plantings inside of, rain gardens and wetland plantings.
Light: Full Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet, Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Adaptable
Leaf Texture: Fine
Bloom Time: May-Jul
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Hosts at least one species of katydid.
Notes: Once thought to be the same species as pale spike-rush (Eleocharis macrostachya) and common spike-rush (Eleocharis palustris), but all are now classified as unique species. All three species are variable and difficult to distinguish from one another, making wild I.D. difficult.