Common Spikerush

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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.

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The Common Spikerush, Eleocharis Palustris Is Known For Its High Protein Levels And Dense Root Mass

The common spike rush, also known as the Eleocharis palustris, is a perennial, heavily wetland plant known for its dense root mass. With its moderately high protein in the spring and good digestibility, livestock and big game animals graze upon the spike rushes tops, especially after the seeds have ripened. It also serves as nesting cover for waterfowl and food for root-eating ducks and shoot-consuming geese. Its distribution spans from the West Coast of the US, east to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and south to Louisiana.

The common spike rush prefers growing on sites that either permanently or seasonally flood, thriving in even permanent water up to a meter deep, or areas where the water table drops to thirty centimeters below the surface late in the season. It can also grow in areas inundated for around three to four months. The common spike rushes habitat belongs in wet meadows, irrigation ditches, springs, seepage areas, freshwater marshes, rivers, and lakeshores. It thus associates itself with a wide assortment of plant species with a broad elevation range from ten thousand feet. While there are no cultivars, improved, or selected common spike rush, collected seeds from the common wildland are available from commercial sources.

The Common Spikerush, Eleocharis Palustris Grow Better As Plugs To Ensure Successful Establishment

The common spike rush has a dense root mass extending deeper than forty centimeters in the soil profile, as per the earlier information. Its upright, round stems, which reach four feet in height, are singular or grouped in small clusters, and they continue to grow to keep the seedheads out of the water as long as the water rises slowly. The leaves are clustered sheaths at the base of the stems, and the flowers form in a terminal spikelet, with one flower per scale with two stigmas, with the spike rush typically flowering from June to September. The seeds are lenticular achenes, each one-point-five to two-point-five millimeters long, including the tubercle, and they appear to be yellow or brown. From late August to October, the seed ripens held tightly in the seed head for an extended period.

Planting spike rush plugs are the surest way to establish a new stand of this species, as long as they space apart from thirty to forty-five centimeters to guarantee a filling growth rate within one growing season. They must have saturated soil and at most three inches of standing water during the first season, though fluctuating water levels during its establishment help speed up the spread of the plants.

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