Spike Rush

Eleocharis spp.

Also known as: Rush, scirpus.

Also known as: Rush, scirpus.

Spike rushes are small plants that look similar to grasses and sedges. Spike rush can grow completely underwater and appear as a submerged plant. Stems are unbranched with sheaths around the base but can be round, square, or flattened depending on the species. All spike rushes have small fruiting spikes at the tips of the stem.