The species name refers to its flattened, spirally twisted flowering stems. This species was published in the scientific literature in 2001, so is not yet in the standard print floras of California; but it is included in the recently published Flora of North America. Photo by Linnea Hanson.
Eleocharis torticulmis. Photo by Linnea Hanson.
Twisted spikerush is found in a very small geographic area of the northern Sierra Nevada, in open wet meadows under a mixed-conifer canopy; here it is growing with the carnivorous plant, Darlingtonia californica. Photo by Harold Carlson.
Eleocharis torticulmis range map.