Eleocharis tenuis var. pseudoptera (Weatherby ex Svens.) Svens.
||Richard M. Ring -- Courtesy of the William and
Lynda Steere Herbarium of The New York Botanical Garden
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)
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In Quebec this species is known as winged-stem spike-rush because the stems are deeply grooved and thus " falsely winged" (the meaning of pseudoptera) (Flora of North America Editorial Committee 2002).
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There are five existing populations, most of them of good quality and in protected areas. There are 12 records from the late 1800s through 1974 that have not been rechecked.
Three of the five populations have been rechecked at least once and numbers remain about the same.
This plant has always been very rare in New York and populations remain at a low level. Old records have not been rechecked so long-term trends are unclear.