Eleocharis elliptica
Slender Spike-Rush

Spikelet, Multiple Views

Greenbush Bog, 20 km West of Hudson Bay, SK on Highway #3

This is a single spikelet that has been rotated in increments about its long axis to clearly depict the proximal scales.  Note the spikelet is a bit more than 6 mm long.  In general, the spikelets of E. elliptica range from 3 to 8 mm long.  In contrast, the spikelets of E. nitida are 1 to 4 mm long.