Eleocharis tortilis (Link) J.A. Schultes
Determiner: B. L. Turner (TEX), 2014
W.R. Carr, Tom Wendt, Kathleen Collins, et al. 30741
Date: 03 June 2012
United States, TEXAS, Bastrop, W side of Alum Creek floodplain ca. 300-500 ft. downstream from (SW of) crossing of Hoppy Spring Tract road, ca. 1.3-1.4 airmiles SE to SSE of jct. St. Rt. 21 and F. M. 1441 NE of Bastrop. Bastrop State Park. Smithville NW Quadrangle. Elev. 400-410 ft.
30d 8m 7.9s N; 97d 12m 51.3s
Habitat and Description:
In mostly herbaceous wetland vegetation on soils mapped as deep, excessively drained, slightly acid fine sandy loam (Sayers Series, Typic Ustifluvents), upper edge of floodplain of small perennial stream, foot of sandy slope underlain by Eocene sand. Area lightly burned during Bastrop Complex Wildfire of September 2011. Vegetation dominated by Dichanthelium scoparium and Eleocharis tortilis. Other associates included Cyperus cf. virens, Cyperus 30742, Diospyros virginiana, Eragrostis hypnoides, Hypericum mutilum, Juncus diffusissimus, J. effusus, Oldenlandia uniflora, Persicaria sp., Paspalum urvillei (rare here), Ptilimnium sp., Rhexia mariana, Sesbania vesicaria, Steinchisma hians. Forming huge clumps; culms lax; common to abundant.
Record Id: 08443141-6061-4a2e-bf50-3e5a0028eb61