Latin name: Eleocharis montevidensis Kunth
  Pronunciation: el-ee-OK-ar-is mon-teh-vi-DEN-sis

  Common name: Sand spikerush
  Family: Cyperaceae (Sedge)
  Habitat: Moist ground in many plant communities
  to 6500', coastal southern California to edge of the
  desert
  Blooming period: May to September
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Eleocharis
  2) montevidensis
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