Publication: Rhodora. 31: 201. 1929.
selected vouchers: Not at WTU; WS?
Notes: FNA23: "Eleocharis bella and E. acicularis seem to be amply distinct; putative hybrids are unknown. The occasional plants of E. bella with evident rhizomes, which include the type, are otherwise identical to plants apparently without rhizomes. Eleocharis bella is very similar to E. cancellata. "