This interesting and very tiny American native has wide growing range that jumps from Michigan to North Carolina to Florida, to Texas, and even California. Eleocharis radicans is a member of the Cyperus family that makes a great lawn substitute in low wet depressions where traffic is light. It makes a thick mat of tiny green 3" tall spikes that look a lot like fiber optic grass in miniature. When grown in moist, mucky spots, Eleocharis radicans can spread several feet a year by means of short rhizomes. It is ideal planted along a rock ‘stream’ in a miniature garden or beside a little bridge crossing a creek.