graminoid, emergent aquatic, aquatic
May - November
0.5 - 1.0
Sharply 4-angled, non-septate culm. It is also capable of growing to a height of over 1 m, quite tall for spikerush. Stem without nodes or chambers.
No treatment is required for germination (Steffen 1997).
Found growing in mud throughout most of eastern United States.
Pools and marshes, shallow water and muddy shorelines.