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Schoenus maschalinus

Leafy Bog-sedge

Slender loosely mat-forming perennial sedge with limp, prostrate to spreading branched flowering stems 4-20cm long, rooting at nodes.

Additional information

  • FamilyCyperaceae
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeprostrate x stems to 20 cm long
  • Plant groupingGrasses, Rushes & Sedges
  • LeavesLeaves reduced to basal sheaths with small blade to 3 cm. Sheath shiny, ridged, reddish to straw coloured.
  • Flower colourWhite to dark red-brown
  • Flowering timeOctober to February
  • FlowersFlowerhead 3-8 cm long with 2-6 nodes, 1-2 tiny shiny, pointed spikelets at each node; spikelet stalk zigzagged. 6 tiny scale-like bristles at base of nut.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatYes
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in swamps and creek margins. Semi shade and dappled shade.
  • Garden useMatting plant for edges of water features.
  • Commercially availableWholesale only - order in advance
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1, 2, Marilyn Bull ©; 3 Sue Guymer, NatureShare ©

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