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Each of the seven UK species gets their own page: click a button below.

Keep scrolling for buttons to the other Eleocharis pages: especially the 'similar pairs' pages.

Pages are also linked from the drop-down 'Spike-rushes' menu in the sidebar (left), and there are linked buttons to all pages at the end of each of the species pages.

Pages for the species and the genus Eleocharis ...

[** No - we don’t have E. (mamillata) austriaca on the UK list as yet!]

Five pages on the separation of pairs of similar species ...

Extra information ...


Bureš, P., Rotreklová, O., Holt, S.D.S., & Pikner, R. (2004) Cytogeographical Survey of Eleocharis subser. Eleocharis in Europe 1: Eleocharis palustris. Folia Geobotanica 39: 235–257

Jermy, A.C., Simpson, D.A., Foley, M.J.Y., & Porter, M.S. (2007) Sedges of the British Isles, B.S.B.I. Handbook No. 1 (Edition 3), Botanical Society of the British Isles, London

Gregor, Thomas (2003) Eleocharis mamillata – Distribution and Infraspecific Differentiation (Folia Geobotanica 38: 49–64).
This can be downloaded from the following link, under the heading '2003':

Strandhede, Sven-Olov (1966) Morphologic Variation and Taxonomy in European
Eleocharis, Subser. Palustres. (Opera Botanica 10:2; 1-188).
This can be ordered from:

Strandhede, S-O & Dahlgren, R. (1968) Drawings of Scandinavian Plants 9-10. (Botaniska Notiser 121-1, pp. 1-10).
[I have not found a source for this.]

Walters, S.M. (1963) Eleocharis austriaca Hayek, a species new to the British Isles. Watsonia 5 (6), 1963, 329-335

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