Eleocharis quinqueflora - (F.X. Hartmann) Schwarz
Few-flower Spikerush
Other Common Names: fewflower spikerush
Synonym(s): Eleocharis bernardina Munz & Johnston
Taxonomic Status: Accepted
Related ITIS Name(s): Eleocharis quinqueflora (F.X. Hartmann) Schwarz (TSN 502240)
French Common Names: éléocharide à cinq fleurs
Unique Identifier: ELEMENT_GLOBAL.2.131213
Element Code: PMCYP091K0
Informal Taxonomy: Plants, Vascular - Flowering Plants - Sedge Family
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus
Plantae Anthophyta Monocotyledoneae Cyperales Cyperaceae Eleocharis
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Concept Reference
Concept Reference: Kartesz, J.T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 2nd edition. 2 vols. Timber Press, Portland, OR.
Concept Reference Code: B94KAR01HQUS
Name Used in Concept Reference: Eleocharis quinqueflora
Conservation Status

NatureServe Status

Global Status: G5
Global Status Last Reviewed: 15Jul2016
Global Status Last Changed: 16Jan1990
Ranking Methodology Used: Ranked by inspection
Rounded Global Status: G5 - Secure
Nation: United States
National Status: NNR
Nation: Canada
National Status: N5 (15Jul2016)

U.S. & Canada State/Province Status
United States Alaska (S1), Arizona (SNR), California (SNR), Colorado (SNR), Idaho (SNR), Illinois (SNR), Indiana (SNR), Iowa (SNR), Maine (S2), Massachusetts (S1), Michigan (SNR), Minnesota (S3), Montana (SNR), Nebraska (S1), Nevada (SNR), New Hampshire (SNR), New Jersey (S1), New Mexico (SNR), New York (S3?), North Dakota (SNR), Ohio (S1), Oregon (SNR), Pennsylvania (SNR), South Dakota (SNR), Utah (SNR), Vermont (S2), Washington (SNR), Wisconsin (S2), Wyoming (S3)
Canada Alberta (S3), British Columbia (S4), Labrador (SNR), Manitoba (S4), New Brunswick (S3), Newfoundland Island (S3), Northwest Territories (SNR), Nova Scotia (S2), Ontario (S5), Prince Edward Island (S1), Quebec (S2S3), Saskatchewan (SNR), Yukon Territory (S3)

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U.S. States and Canadian Provinces
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U.S. & Canada State/Province Distribution
United States AK, AZ, CA, CO, IA, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WI, WY
Canada AB, BC, LB, MB, NB, NF, NS, NT, ON, PE, QC, SK, YT

Range Map
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U.S. Distribution by County Help
State County Name (FIPS Code)
MA Berkshire (25003)
ME Aroostook (23003), Oxford (23017)*, Penobscot (23019)*, Piscataquis (23021)*
MN Beltrami (27007), Big Stone (27011), Cass (27021), Clay (27027), Clearwater (27029), Cook (27031), Crow Wing (27035), Hubbard (27057), Itasca (27061)*, Kittson (27069), Koochiching (27071), Lake (27075), Lake of the Woods (27077), Lincoln (27081), Mahnomen (27087), Marshall (27089), Murray (27101), Norman (27107), Otter Tail (27111), Pennington (27113), Pipestone (27117), Polk (27119), Pope (27121), Ramsey (27123), Redwood (27127), Roseau (27135), St. Louis (27137)*, Wilkin (27167)
NE Cherry (31031), Custer (31041), Keya Paha (31103), Sioux (31165)
NJ Sussex (34037), Warren (34041)
OH Champaign (39021), Clark (39023), Ross (39141), Seneca (39147), Summit (39153), Williams (39171)
VT Caledonia (50005), Essex (50009), Orange (50017), Orleans (50019), Rutland (50021), Windsor (50027)
WI Door (55029), Florence (55037), Forest (55041), Jefferson (55055), Marinette (55075), Oconto (55083), Ozaukee (55089)*, Walworth (55127), Waukesha (55133), Waupaca (55135), Waushara (55137)
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
U.S. Distribution by Watershed Help
Watershed Region Help Watershed Name (Watershed Code)
01 Upper St. John (01010001)+, Fish (01010003)+, Aroostook (01010004)+, Meduxnekeag (01010005)+*, Piscataquis (01020004)+*, Lower Kennebec (01030003)+*, Lower Androscoggin (01040002)+*, Upper Connecticut (01080101)+, White (01080105)+, Black-Ottauquechee (01080106)+, Housatonic (01100005)+
02 Middle Delaware-Musconetcong (02040105)+
04 Baptism-Brule (04010101)+, Door-Kewaunee (04030102)+, Oconto (04030104)+, Peshtigo (04030105)+, Brule (04030106)+, Menominee (04030108)+, Upper Fox (04030201)+, Wolf (04030202)+, Milwaukee (04040003)+*, St. Joseph (04100003)+, Blanchard (04100008)+, Otter Creek (04150402)+, Winooski River (04150403)+, St. Francois River (04150500)+
05 Tuscarawas (05040001)+, Lower Scioto (05060002)+, Upper Great Miami (05080001)+
07 Mississippi Headwaters (07010101)+, Leech Lake (07010102)+, Elk-Nokasippi (07010104)+, Pine (07010105)+, Crow Wing (07010106)+, Twin Cities (07010206)+, Upper Minnesota (07020001)+, Pomme De Terre (07020002)+, Hawk-Yellow Medicine (07020004)+, Chippewa (07020005)+, Castle Rock (07070003)+*, Crawfish (07090002)+, Upper Fox (07120006)+
09 Otter Tail (09020103)+, Upper Red (09020104)+, Buffalo (09020106)+, Elm-Marsh (09020107)+, Eastern Wild Rice (09020108)+, Sandhill-Wilson (09020301)+, Red Lakes (09020302)+, Red Lake (09020303)+, Thief (09020304)+, Clearwater (09020305)+, Lower Red (09020311)+, Two Rivers (09020312)+, Roseau (09020314)+, Rainy Headwaters (09030001)+, Vermilion (09030002)+*, Rainy Lake (09030003)+, Little Fork (09030005)+, Big Fork (09030006)+
10 Hat (10120108)+, Upper Niobrara (10150003)+, Middle Niobrara (10150004)+, Keya Paha (10150006)+, Lower Big Sioux (10170203)+, Rock (10170204)+, Lower Middle Loup (10210003)+, Calamus (10210008)+
+ Natural heritage record(s) exist for this watershed
* Extirpated/possibly extirpated
Ecology & Life History Not yet assessed
Economic Attributes Not yet assessed
Management Summary Not yet assessed
Population/Occurrence Delineation Not yet assessed
Population/Occurrence Viability
U.S. Invasive Species Impact Rank (I-Rank) Not yet assessed
Element Ecology & Life History Edition Date: 01Jun2001
Element Ecology & Life History Author(s): Cieminski, K. L.

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