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Proliferating Spikerush

General Infomation

A perennial sedge that forms clumps of leafless plants. It is found only in the southeastern coastal U.S.

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Species Data

Habitat

May grow completely submerged in water, (a mass of tangled stems) or in a thick stand along the water's edge (resembling newly sown grass seed). The stems can clog drainage pipes, irrigation systems and pumps.

Flowers

Small solitary, terminal spikelets. Each spikelet can sprout and grow while still attached to the parent plant.

Stem

Slender and round.

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