Latin name: Eleocharis acicularis (L.) Roemer &
  Schultes var. acicularis
  Pronunciation: el-ee-OK-ar-is a-sik-yoo-LARE-is
  Common name: Needle spikerush
  Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge)
  Habitat: Marshes, meadows, riverbanks, vernal pools,
  sagebrush scrub to lodgepole pine forest to about
  8500', California Floristic Province
  Blooming period: May to August
  Click for Latin name derivations: (1) Eleocharis
  (2) acicularis
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