spike rush

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Noun1.spike rush - a sedge of the genus Eleocharis
sedge - grasslike or rushlike plant growing in wet places having solid stems, narrow grasslike leaves and spikelets of inconspicuous flowers
Eleocharis, genus Eleocharis - sedges having dense spikes of flowers and leaves reduced to basal sheaths
Chinese water chestnut, Eleocharis dulcis, water chestnut - Chinese sedge yielding edible bulb-shaped tubers
Eleocharis acicularis, hair grass, needle rush, needle spike rush, slender spike rush - fine-leaved aquatic spike rush; popular as aerator for aquariums
creeping spike rush, Eleocharis palustris - cylindrical-stemmed sedge
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It was created at the same time as Kielder, and has an excellent variety of plants including rarities like the Northern Spike Rush which grows along the margins of the reservoir.
5 acre wetland complex of open water, wet meadow, spike rush marsh, and wet forest.
Water milfoil and algae are also on their list, and they will seek out seeds of pondweed, smartweed, bulrush and spike rush.