Schoenus latelaminatus

Medusa Bog-rush

Pale green grass-like annual herb with fine weakly erect nodeless flowering stems.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-25 cm high
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesFine leaves to 11 cm long, sheath dull straw-coloured to red-brown, grooved.
  • Flower colourStraw-coloured to dark red-brown
  • Flowering timeSeptember to dec
  • FlowersNarrow erect flowerhead 2-22 cm long, with 2-6 node, each with 1-5 narrow pointed spikelets. Spikelets 2-6-flowered.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsSeasonally wet soil. Semi shade.
  • Garden useSmall tuft for planting in drifts beside ponds.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusSignificant within the Shire. Known from the Yarra Flats area.
Photographer/s: Neil Blair, Royal Botanic Gardens Board ©

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