Eleocharis cellulosa

Gulf coast spikerush


wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: grass
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2-3 ft    Width: 0.1 ft
Flower Color: flower color      green,NA
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Useful in ponds to provide cover for wildlife and water quality treatment. Good in stormwater ponds.
Considerations: Aggressive. Best not to use where dense cover will not be appreciated.
Propagation: seed or division.
Availability: Native nurseries, Specialty providers
Light: light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Pond, lake, or stream bottom


wildlife plant  
Provides good cover and nest building materials for birds that nest in wetlands.
Native Habitats: Brackish and freshwater marshes.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

This is a sedge and not a grass, but it does have a grass-like growth form.