New York Natural Heritage Program
Salt-marsh Spikerush
Eleocharis uniglumis var. halophila Fern. & Brack.
Eleocharis uniglumis var. halophila Stephen M. Young
Family: Sedge Family (Cyperaceae)

State Protection: Threatened
listed species are those with: 1) 6 to fewer than 20 extant sites, or 2) 1,000 to fewer than 3,000 individuals, or 3) restricted to not less than 4 or more than 7 U.S.G.S. 7 ˝ minute topographical maps, or 4) listed as threatened by U.S. Department of Interior.

Federal Protection: Not Listed

State Rarity Rank: S2
A State Rarity Rank of S2 means: This plant is threatened/imperiled in New York because of rarity (typically 6-20 populations or few remaining individuals) or is vulnerable to extirpation from New York due to biological factors.

Global Rarity Rank: G4Q
A Global Rarity Rank of G4Q means: Apparently Secure globally - Uncommon in the world but not rare; usually widespread, but may be rare in some parts of its range; possibly some cause for long-term concern due to declines or other factors. The Q indicates this species’ status as a distinctive full species is uncertain.

Did you know?
This is one of the few Eleocharis species in New York that can grow in salt water. Its variety name means "lover of salt."

State Ranking Justification [-]
There are seven existing populations and just over half of them are in good to excellent condition. There are 16 historical occurrences but many of these are probably gone although all of them should be surveyed again. Since this species is difficult to identify and is often overlooked there may be much more of it than is currently known.

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