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Schoenus apogon

Common Bog-sedge

Tufted annual or short-lived perennial sedge with erect, ridged flowering stems 3-25cm high.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size5-30 cm x 5-15 cm
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesFine inrolled dark green leaves to 15 cm. Sheath ridged, straw coloured to dark red-brown.
  • Flower colourBlackish
  • Flowering timeOctober to January
  • FlowersErect flowerhead 1-15 cm long. 2-5 clusters of dense, shiny spikelets, one cluster above, 1-4 below, spikelet stalk zigzagged. 5-6 tiny scale-like bristles at base of nut.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsSeasonally moist to wet soils in swampy and riparian communities. Full sun, semi shade.
  • Garden useAn interesting little plant, leaves and flowers contrasting. Once established around margins of water areas will regenerate annually without being a problem.
  • Commercially availableIndigenous nursery
  • Conservation statusWidespread within the Shire
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

Plant Communities

  • 08 Mountain Grey Gum Damp Forest – Dandenongs (EVC 29)
  • 33 Mountain Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 13 Manna Gum Riparian Forest - Upper Yarra (EVC 18)
  • 34 Manna Gum Floodplain Riparian Woodland (EVC 56)
  • 15 Scented Paperbark Riparian Thicket - Middle & Upper Yarra (EVC 59)
  • 37 Yarra Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175)
  • 18 Messmate Shrubby Foothill Forest - Dandenongs (EVC 45)
  • 38 Yellow Box Valley Grassy Forest – Middle Yarra (EVC 47)
  • 22 Silver-leaf Stringybark Heathy Woodland (EVC 48)
  • 39 Sedge Wetland Complex (EVC 136)
  • 29 Green Scentbark Herb-rich Foothill Forest (EVC 23)
  • 40 Snow Gum Grassy Woodland (EVC 175/37)
  • 30 Swamp Gum Swampy Riparian Woodland (EVC 83)
  • 44 Grassy Wetland Complex (EVC 125)
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