Perennial, aquatic herb from long rhizomes, rooting at the nodes; stems 10-40 cm tall.
Basal leaves linear, 10-40 cm long, parallel-lined, sheathing, persistent; stem leaves reduced upwards, the ligules 1-10 mm long, the blades erect, 1-3 mm wide.
Inflorescence of 3- to 12-flowered racemes, the greenish-white flowers on stalks up to 2.5 cm long; perianth segments 6, oblong, 1-nerved, about 3 mm across; stamens 6.
Follicles, 5-10 mm long, beaked, the beaks up to 1 mm long; seeds 4-5 mm long.
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(1), BWBS(3), CWH(13), ESSF(2), ICH(17), IDF(1), MS(1), PP(1), SBPS(3), SBS(48)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013