This native groundcover is commonly known as Chinese water chestnut.
Reported at 7 Fraser Coast localities: Booral, Talegalla Weir, Teddington, Tinana, Walkers Point, Yengarie, Yerra.
It has been recorded in the Wide Bay district in the Queensland Herbarium Census but is not listed as occurring in the Fraser Coast region in Queensland Herbarium Wildlife Online.
In the Queensland Nature Conservation Act this taxon is classified as Least Concern.
Under the Federal Environment Protection Biodiversity Conservation Act it is not classified.
Eleocharis dulcis is described as a "monocot" in the Cyperaceae family.
Regarded as a wetland species in Queensland WetlandInfo.
Fraser Coast distribution based on unverified field reports.