Botanical name: Eleocharis atropurpurea Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge family)
Synonyms: Eleocharis erratica, Eleocharis multiflora, Eleocharis monandra
Purple Spike-Rush is a very small annual spike-rush, 5-10 cm, of coastal plain marshes. Stems are clumped without rhizomes, achenes very small and black, somewhat flattened, topped by a tiny white cap; bristles arising from base of achene white, very short. Purple Spike-Rush is widespread throughout the tropical world. It is found in the Himalayas, at altitudes of 200-1400 m. It is also found in Western Ghats.
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